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Homelessness crisis: Major public consultation on issue to start in Montreal [Video]

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The City of Montreal is launching a “major” public consultation on tackling and finding solutions to homelessness.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, along with local public health and provincial officials, announced the initiative Tuesday.

She said the city has heard from Montrealers and wants to involve both citizens and community organizations in the next steps.

“We are seeing that more and more residents, parents, families and business owners are concerned about the way resources are planned in their area and we must do better in anticipation of increasing needs,” Plante said in a statement.

The goal is for future projects to be implemented more “harmoniously” without disrupting the peace and safety of the neighbourhoods they’re installed in, according to the city

“We need to work together,” said Serge Lareault, Montreal’s commissioner for homelessness. “We need to keep the solidarity of Montrealers. If you want to have a better a city and if …

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