Montreal’s Lachine borough is proposing a new approach to financing the fight against homelessness in the district.
In a motion passed at borough council Monday night, councillors proposed that revenue from Quebec’s cannabis retailer, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), be reinvested to combat homelessness in Lachine.
Why the SQDC?
“It is a new source of profit, a new source of revenue for the government of Quebec,” said Lachine Mayor Maja Vodanovic in an interview with CBC’s Daybreak.
“And it is the provincial government’s responsibility to take care of homelessness,” she said.
Vodanovic believes the soaring SQDC’s sales could respond to the needs of Lachine’s most vulnerable populations.