Gordon Campbell grilled about homelessness, poverty during 2010 Olympics

During a press conference in Beijing, BC Premier Gordon Campbell was asked by international journalists about homelessness, addiction, poverty and protest during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Gordon Campbell claimed that the province has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into housing and that there will be significant improvments by 2010. But advocates in Vancouver such as the Citywide Housing Coalition, say that homelessness is only increasing and this has been proven by the most recent Greater Vancouver homeless count. Residents of the Downtown Eastside are afraid that addicts, the poor and homeless will be jailed or forced out of town during the 2010 Olympics.

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