The Pas MLA pleads for minister to find temporary housing after town’s only homeless shelter closes – CBC

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The Pas MLA pleads for minister to find temporary housing after town’s only homeless shelter closes – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202128 Views

Amanda Lathlin says her father would be saddened by current state of Oscar’s Place, shelter named after him

Sep 24, 2021

With dozens left on the street after the only homeless shelter in The Pas temporarily closed its doors, the MLA who represents the northern Manitoba community is asking why Families Minister Rochelle Squires didn’t step in to help.

“Why didn’t the minister prepare a temporary place for folks to sleep in?” Amanda Lathlin, the New Democrat MLA for The Pas-Kameesak, said in an interview with CBC News Thursday.

“They need to know that our folks have nowhere to go,” she said, following the closure of Oscar’s Place — a shelter named for her late father, Oscar Lathlin.

He served as the NDP MLA for The Pas for nearly two decades before his death in 2008.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pas-homeless-lathlin-1.6187179

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