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Homeless What has been done to decrease the problem - Homelessness Bums HousingOne of the largest growing concerns in Toronto is the constantlyincreasing number of citizens who are finding themselves livingon the streets With the decrease in the number of availablejobs the population of homeless people has literally boomedMy questions are not as simple to answer as they may appearWhy is a large portion of our community forced to live on thestreets What has be done to decrease the problem These arethe questions I will confront in my essay With the economical wealth attributed to the name Canada onewould have to wonder why there is a homeless situation at allThis problem is especially evident in Canadas wealthiest cityToronto When it comes to the affairs of the people it is thegovernment who should intervene When I look at what thegovernment has done with regard to the homeless problem I haveto doubt that everything is being done to eradicate it TheUnited Nations implemented a universal declaration of humanrights Article 25 Section 1 of this declaration statesEveryone has the right to a standard of living adequate forthe health and well being of himself and of his family includingfood clothing housing and medical care and necessary socialservices and to the right to security in the event of unemploymentsickness disability widowhood old age or other lack of livelihoodin circumstances beyond his control This is a step in the right direction However this is notenough These rights are subject to the discretion of thegovernment of the country who decides to obey these universalrights How much is adequateThe government both at the federal and municipal levels iscurrently working on new spending cuts These cuts also includespending on welfare unemployment and social services that aregeared towards helping the homeless Spending cuts can be seenas a necessity to maintain the country economically but thereason for having a government in the first place is to takecare of the people How can this be done when
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