On 23 June, 2016, it was reported that about five weeks ago, two severely disabled female refugees from Syria were placed into accommodation in Burnaby with essentially no furniture. They rely on food banks.
No monies are being processed to allow them to pay rent. They cannot—due to their disabilities—gain access to a bath or shower except once every two or three weeks. They have no radio or TV to occupy their time.
It is to our government's credit that they rendered these women safe from death, but now to have them virtually imprisoned (albeit a warm, dry “prison”) reflects at best a one-time administrative slip-up, or at worst, a system fault.
In either case the government must act immediately to address this matter.
Bruce Holvick / Delta