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Cover of report, "TB or not TB? There is no question" Image from Toronto Disaster Relief Committee archives
Cathy Crowe | Even after a micro-outbreak of tuberculosis in the homeless population in the early 2000s that saw deaths, the city still doesn't get it.
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Front page of the 1996 Inquest Update. Heading says "Presiding coroner angrily demands: Don't use the H**** word any more!"
Cathy Crowe | Recent inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner, who died in January 2015, excluded evidence on affordable housing, shelter availability, or the effectiveness of the cold weather alert system.
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OCAP action on February 12 at Toronto City Hall. Photo: Errol Young
Yogi Acharya | After a significant victory, advocates are ready to take the fight up a notch
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Screen shot of the vote by Toronto City Council to not ask the Ministry of Defence for the armouries. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Even the federal government recognizes we need the armouries. It's called disaster relief.
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Toronto's Homeless Memorial will have an additional 244 names on it by 2020. Photo: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | For two winters in a row, Torontonians have been begging their Mayor to open the federal armouries for shelter.
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Protest signs at 21 Park Rd, location of Toronto's new winter respite program. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's recent announcement of winter only respite centres for people chronically homeless neglects the humanitarian disaster.
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Advocates on homelessness hold a banner outside the mayor's office in Toronto.
Cathy Crowe | Despite decades of research showing homelessness is bad for your health, the gap between research and action has only widened.
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A colourful wreath attached to the Toronto Homeless Memorial
Cathy Crowe | This winter the emergency of homelessness collided with the opiate overdose crisis
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Cathy Crowe, Naheed Dosani | Investigative journalism makes a difference in the court of public opinion and social policy.
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Cathy Crowe | The sheer scope, circumstances and secrecy surrounding homeless deaths in Toronto, and undoubtedly across Canada is scandalous.
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John Bonnar | Meanwhile, 91,809 households (168,972 people) are on the wait list for affordable housing in Toronto.
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Liisa Schofield | Tomorrow is the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women. If you're wondering why you should support feminist action on this issue, here are some good reasons.