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John Stackhouse

Journalist at the Toronto Globe and Mail. Stackhouse, after eight years living in India, spent a week living as a homeless person on the streets of Toronto to explore that life and the people who live it.

Scarce public resources are being abused by crack dealers, chronic alcoholics, professional drifters and criminals. More government money will not solve the "homeless" problem if it does not get to the deeper roots of substance abuse and the high cost of urban housing.

Dec. 21, 1999 - from a series of columns published by the Globe and Mail