Here’s also a perspective from the person putting forth the request.
I don’t want my child to be segregated or different because of her allergy. Each school has a policy in Alberta, the standards are very loose and up to the individual school. So as a parent with a child it makes it difficult to trust or to investigate what is best for our child.
Children have died because of the lack of information. I don’t want to risk my child life, I also want her to be able to have a life.
I should note that we have zero allergies between myself and my husband. So all of this is like a new world.
We have had some small conversations about this before.
I’ve interviewed a homeless man named Tim Barber on Agree or Disagree: The Podcast. He talked about his experiences being homeless in Calgary.
You might also remember we talked to Cory Chapdelaine and Kali Readwin about this topic as well. We spent some time discussing the different social implications being homeless.
Now, we have a challenge for a debate.
Robyn Moser has challenged Kathleen Smith to a debate on this topic. So, like a good Podcast, we will record it.
Some of the topics we will cover.
There will be someone who has a homeless experience. They will share it.
Current overall trends of homelessness in Calgary and Edmonton.
Current trends and concerns on LGBT homeless in Calgary and Edmonton. As well as support options for LGBT,
And of course, the question if homelessness is a choice.
For clarity, and this will be expanded on more, Robyn thinks homelessness is a choice. Kathleen does not.
To prepare us, what do you think? Is homelessness a choice? Why or why not?