Episode 2 -- Homelessness in Victoria, with Councillor Sarah Potts and Filmmaker Krista Loughton

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Join Jeremy and Matt as they welcome Councillor Sarah Potts and filmmaker Krista Loughton to the podcast to discuss Victoria’s most pressing social issue: homelessness. The pandemic forced shelters to close, pushing hundreds of unhoused citizens into area parks, and setting off a firestorm of controversy. Councillor Potts talks about the challenges faced by the city, but also the glimmer of hope offered by the arrival of affordable-housing funds from provincial and federal governments. Krista discusses her film, “Us and Them,” and her new Victoria-based project, and gives insight about the innovative work being done by the North Park Neighbourhood Association to work with -- rather than against -- the campers at Central Park.

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