To the Editor,
Re: “Solutions” to help poor, provide little in terms of results, Letters, Oct. 18.
Matt James’s opinions are laughable.
He writes words such as discrimination, the poor, equality, proof and begging. He also mentions lowering minimum wage for the less fortunate.
Words, but no solutions.
If anyone is discriminatory, it is James. He writes what others do or don’t do when it comes to helping people in need.
An invitation to volunteer at the local food bank would teach him empathy and provide a look at some of the complex conditions of human struggle.
Opening temporary shelters and providing a few food banks for people less fortunate is not discrimination, it is compassion. Remember, many children eat from food banks.
Nanaimo is fortunate to have great volunteers, supported by numerous generous organizations, and if James professes to know the “working man’s math,” it may be the time for him to volunteer at a school.