Vancouver Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt refuses to take credit for this number going up. It seems BC Liberals are happy to take credit for China and India's fast growing economies driving demand for Gas, Oil and Coal and higher wood prices in the United States.
Lorne Mayencourt, Liberal MLA for Vancouver-Burrard, said he wouldn't speculate about reasons for the increase, but said "there are people who fall through the cracks." ~ BC Liberal Candidate, Lorne Mayencourt Vancouver Sun April 28, 2005Homeless rate doubles in 3 years
Number on the street and in shelters jumps from 1,049 to 2,112