You have got to be kidding.
The BCCLA has uncovered plans to turn homeless shelters into jails and if they are right, BC just became a Police State.
Instead of building adequate shelters for the homeless, or better yet, building more affordable housing, providing a decent housing allowance, the BC government has come up with this hair brained idea. Under the guise of protecting the homeless from extreme weather, the government has come up with a means of getting the homeless off the streets during the Olympics.
A police officer and or a social worker will tell the homeless they must go to a shelter and if there is no room at the inn, they will provide you with a nice warm cell. That's right, they will hold you there until it is deemed safe outside for you to leave.
Lower mainland jails ought to be full for two weeks of the Olympics. No need to show the world our ugly underbelly now is there...