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Tyee Poll: What Needs to Be Done to Decriminalize Poverty in Canada?

In recent weeks, Vancouver city council voted to make significant changes to how the city engages with its most vulnerable populations. Our new Downtown Eastside reporter, Jen St. Denis, has reported on both the unanimous vote by council members to ban street checks and decriminalize poverty.

The police board is to review the process of street checks in September. But the systemic shift to decriminalize poverty is more complicated. While the goals are simple, the path is marred by red tape. We'd love to hear your ideas on how to get there, so we want to ask:

What needs to be done to decriminalize poverty in Canada?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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