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[OPIRG-EVENTS] book launch tonight!

Tonight is the night ! All are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn, and support a local author who is providing a voice for those who are often not heard.

The New Octopus Bookstore Inc. and
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

Invite you to join
Barbara Murphy
For the launch of her book

On The Street: How We Created the Homeless

More people are now living below the poverty line in Canada than at any previous time in our history, even as our society as a whole becomes more affluent.  At the same time, the middle class is reclaiming the inner cities, replacing old affordable housing for the poor with upscale real estate.  And mentally ill Canadians, traditionally cared for in institutions, have been moved en masse into local communities which have neither planned for the influx nor allocated the resources for dealing with the strain it has  put on special housing.  The convergence of these economic, social and health care trends has left thousands homeless.

Barbara Murphy’s cogent arguments and lucid style make this a must-read for any Canadian who cares about the kind of society we are creating.

Where:  The New Octopus Bookstore Inc.
                116 Third. Ave

When:   Wednesday, October 25, 2000
                8:00 PM

Please join us to celebrate this important new book.
Wine and cheese will be served!

**All Octopus events are free and fun!**
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