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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Carol Goar

Carol Goar was a columnist at the Toronto Star for thirty years, where she focused on poverty, homelessness, and the fraying social fabric. She retired in 2016 and moved to Paris, Ontario.

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The Formula to End Homelessness

A collection of essays from front-line workers January | February 2019
On any given night, an average of 35,000 Canadians are homeless. Over the course of a year, 235,000 men, women, and adolescents have no safe bed. Twenty percent are visible, sleeping on park benches and heating grates. The rest are hidden: couch-surfing, in a hospital, in jail, sleeping in a car, or moving from one emergency shelter to the…