JeremySearle_FRENCH-HOMELESS-FLYER          Homeless Flyer

1) Bonjour cher conseiller municipal,

Voici mon opinion à ce sujet.

Quand j’étais sans abris, ce que je n’aimais pas c’était de voir tous ces organismes chrétiens profiter de la situation pour faire avaler leur stupide religion à des gens vulnérables. Ici comme ailleurs, quand un gouvernement de désengage, ce sont les rats de religieux qui prennent la relève. Par exemple, à la Mission Bon Accueil, on peut avoir un repas mais pour ça, il faudra prendre une prière chrétienne en plein gueule. Où est-elle la liberté de religion et la liberté de s’en affranchir? Il me semble que la Cour Suprême du Canada a répondu à cette question récemment.

Aussi, où est la liberté sexuelle? Pourquoi les gens qui louent des chambres à l’Armée du Salut ou ailleurs n’auraient-ils pas le droit de baiser ou d’avoir de la porn?

Je demande donc à la ville de Montréal de faire respecter la liberté de religion, qui inclus la liberté de s’en affranchir, ainsi que la liberté sexuelle aux organismes concernés.

Tout le monde devrait avoir droit un revenu garanti décent indépendamment de sa situation. L’argent est là mais il est tout concentré au même endroit. C’est ce que Karl Marx avait prédit.

Bonne journée!

2) Hi Jeremy,

I just read the flyer which you sent regarding the homeless population of Montreal.  I am writing you to say that I agree that it would be a worthwhile idea to help out this population.

3) Hello Mr. Searle,

I am one of your constituents here in NDG. I am writing in support of your proposal to provide secure daytime shelter for homeless citizens. I believe it is our responsibility to provide, as a minimum, a place of physical safety for the most disadvantaged in our community. I believe that an initiative, such as this one, could also lead to further positive developments, such as connecting those who are homeless with the various agencies who could give them further support, beyond basic security.

Thank you for raising this issue and putting forward a concrete proposal.

4) Bonjour,
Je réponds à votre lettre que vous avez envoyée par la poste.
La seule solution au problème des sans – abris est qu’il faut absolument les retourner dans les institutions comme avant.
Le gouvernement les a jetés à la rue parce que les coffres de l’état ne pouvaient continuer de payer pour eux. Ils étaient logés, nourris, lavés et médicamentés.
Ça nous coûte plus cher maintenant, car devons les accueillir dans les hôpitaux et payer par la suitepour leurs besoins.

5) I think, that majority of the homeless people, with the exception of invalids can find work and pay themselves their basic needs.
What makes you think, that the needs of the homeless are quote “greater than ours”?

6) Hello Jeremy,

I think your ideas for daytime facilities for the homeless are excellent.

Yes, we should provide this sort of facility, it is only human.

7) Hello Mr. Searle,

I recently came across an information leaflet about what we, as tax payers, can do to fight homelessness. This is a subject that hits close to home, and for the last little while I have been thinking of ways to help give back.
It is absolutely heart-breaking to walk around the city of Montreal and see all of the expensive, lavish things that contribute to an extravagant lifestyle for the majority of people, while a growing percentage of Montrealers have no safe place to stay, or have no idea when or where their next meal will come from. It is unfair and disturbing to know that so little of our tax dollars are going to help fight homelessness, and instead are going towards unecessary and unneeded things around the city that benefit so few people. Indifference from the citizens of Montreal does not help the situation either, and I cannot help but notice the growing number of people who scold at individuals who are homeless and walk past them as though they are not right there, begging for our help.

Although I do not have any funds to provide for a project of some sort (the information leaflet talks about providing day time shelters in the forms of giant tents), I would absolutely love to help out in any way possible. I am a young, educated, and ambitious adult, and have many thoughts and ideas about this topic and would love to share/brainstorm ways that we can help, and would love to participate in any way that will be helpful in a project of this sort.

I am beyond grateful that someone is finally doing something to fight this unfairness and am looking forward to hearing back from you.

8) Bonjour cher conseiller municipal,

Voici mon opinion à ce sujet.

Quand j’étais sans abris, ce que je n’aimais pas c’était de voir tous ces organismes chrétiens profiter de la situation pour faire avaler leur stupide religion à des gens vulnérables. Ici comme ailleurs, quand un gouvernement de désengage, ce sont les rats de religieux qui prennent la relève. Par exemple, à la Mission Bon Accueil, on peut avoir un repas mais pour ça, il faudra prendre une prière chrétienne en plein gueule. Où est-elle la liberté de religion et la liberté de s’en affranchir? Il me semble que la Cour Suprême du Canada a répondu à cette question récemment.

Aussi, où est la liberté sexuelle? Pourquoi les gens qui louent des chambres à l’Armée du Salut ou ailleurs n’auraient-ils pas le droit de baiser ou d’avoir de la porn?

Je demande donc à la ville de Montréal de faire respecter la liberté de religion, qui inclus la liberté de s’en affranchir, ainsi que la liberté sexuelle aux organismes concernés.

Tout le monde devrait avoir droit un revenu garanti décent indépendamment de sa situation. L’argent est là mais il est tout concentré au même endroit. C’est ce que Karl Marx avait prédit.

9) About homelessness:  research demonstrates that having a place to live stabilizes many people who are homeless, but it has to be a decent place and there needs to be someone or a group of people willing to offer support and help.  That’s why projects like Abri en Ville are successful.  It’s very hard to live inside the system when you’ve been outside it for a long time and don’t fit within it easily.

10) About homelessness:  research demonstrates that having a place to live stabilizes many people who are homeless, but it has to be a decent place and there needs to be someone or a group of people willing to offer support and help.  That’s why projects like Abri en Ville are successful.  It’s very hard to live inside the system when you’ve been outside it for a long time and don’t fit within it easily.

11) Hello Mr. Searle:

You have recently sent out emails about homelessness etc. in this borough.  Has there every been any thought given to creating some sort of free meal service in the Decarie area?  MADA has restrictions (you have to be Jewish), the Cummings Centre offers supper twice a week only, and as far as I know other Food Depots don’t offer meals.  I am aware of many people along Decarie between Cote St. Luc Road and Van Horne, and nearby that area who live very marginally and could benefit enormously from a regular free meal service.

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