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McDonald’s on 127 street by superstore

Shame on the people who complained about the homeless man having a meal in the McDonald’s. He was trying to stay warm and have a meal but since you thought you were better than him you had to get him kicked out.

Also shame on the McDonald’s staff for handling that the way you did. Sure he had a cart outside but that’s all he has and for you to kick him out because of that is disgusting! I hope karma gets the best of all you.

People fall on hard times and they have to freeze out there in this weather and that’s bad enough. But when nobody has any compassion for that man it makes me sad. I helped the man by giving him some money and maybe he can find somewhere where they wont boot him out while eating a meal.

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  1. Oh my gosh, What is wrong with people.

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  2. Kelly Smith Kelly Smith says:

    that’s sad as hell.. smdh

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  3. Society as a whole are losing their compassion for the less fortunate- what a shame. No I don’t give money to panhandlers, but I have bought some a meal. I also donate clothing articles to shelters.

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  4. People are so judgemental about others! It’s very sad. I hope McDonalds feels ashamed of themselves!

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  5. These are the same people that likely mistreat animals. They have no regard for their fellow man. A complaint to head office might do something, then again, it might not. Thank you for your compassion in helping this poor soul.

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  6. Wow people are fucking assholes. No wonder why I hate society.

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  7. good for you! mcdonalds deserves a tweet about their service to that poor guy

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  8. Karma will get them. It always does. Shame shame shame

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  9. Phil Allard Phil Allard says:

    Curious I wonder if you stood up for the homeless man or did nothing .

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  10. Gina Belle Gina Belle says:

    I don’t understand how they can kick him out if he was a paying customer eating a meal, that is ridiculous

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  11. Kevin Austin Kevin Austin says:

    I work on the Hope Mission rescue van and will make sure to go in this area, find this man and try and help him.

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    • Sue Kidd Sue Kidd says:

      Bless you! He paid for his meal! He’s a customer! Shame on this McDonald’s and the manager who kicked him out! What the heck is wrong with you people! He’s a human being! This is totally disgusting! I will never eat at this McDonalds! Further more what’s wrong with ever person that was in this McDonald’s you all should be ashamed of your self! Most won’t keep your pets out in this cold weather! Yet you kick a human being outside! Unreal! I’m appalled by this! Frigging disgusting! I will be sharing this!

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    • Sue Kidd Sue Kidd says:

      Bless you Kevin Austin!

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    • I am dropping into this restaurant and letting them know how disgusting their actions were towards this homeless man. They need to be told and know that we all know and are not impressed.

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    • He’s quite often in that area, he’s a chatty guy. Gets in trouble with the police sometimes over drugs, but totally harmless.
      I hope you can find him and help him out.

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    • May not be the same gentleman, but if it is he often can be found across the street at the bus shelter, just in front of the 7-11. We do have a few other men in this area that are often in this McDonald’s (my sons and I had lunch next to two very nice men last week) that could use some help as well. They travel on bikes, but I’m not sure where they spend the rest of their time. Hope you can find them! ☺️

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    • Eden Arthur Eden Arthur says:

      I called you guys a few times this year already, thank you for doing what you do.

      I’d actually love to help and provide the same services . Maybe you could message me and tell me what’s required?

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    • Kevin!!! You are such a beautiful heart in this world !
      Thank you for all you do !!!

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    • Kevin Austin Kevin Austin says:

      Shaala Blackwell, thank you. God bless you too…

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    • Kevin Austin Kevin Austin says:

      Sue Kidd, bless you…

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  12. This is not the first time that has happened. I remember 2 years ago during -30 weather & winds they tried to force a man that appeared homeless to leave at McDonald on Stony Plain Road because he was done his coffee. So I bought him lunch and gave him 3 Bus tickets (all I had)so he could stay warm during the day on the bus. There are many reasons people are on the street, I won’t give money but you can have compassion. Most people wouldn’t send a dog out to freeze but will send out a person. I’m glad someone mentioned 211 will call Hope Mission as I did not know that # existed.

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  13. If he is a paying customer and eating his meal without bothering anybody, I am wondering why they felt it was justifiable to kick him out?

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  14. Pat Scott Pat Scott says:

    That is very sad. Hope this man does find a place out of the cold where he is not judged. What is wrong with people and the staff at that that restaurant except for the grace of God , it could be them one day.

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  15. I would like the full address to be posted so I will make sure to never give them my business.

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  16. Thank you for sharing, this location will never be used by me or my family or friends from this point forward.

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  17. Disgusting behaviour! Shame on #Mcdonalds !

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  18. Wow shame on them is right!!!! God bless this man ❤️

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  19. That man was so sweet. He gave me a rose.

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  20. Darryl Reed Darryl Reed says:

    It’s a sad world when you treat someone down on their luck like that.

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  21. Levi Sam Levi Sam says:

    I’ve been homeless a lot of times and I can say this: I’ve dealt with murderers, rapists, and gang members and all I can say is if your kind, smile, and more importantly don’t smell that bad than your still gonna get spat upon.
    Your at society’s mercy.

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  22. Mcdonalds isnt even a healthy hearty meal

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  23. no one person has the right to judge another , if he purchased a meal and was minding his own business he should have been allowed to stay for as long as he wanted to. the toss of a coin this could be anyone.(Donna’s opinion)

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  24. Thank you for sharing, this location will never be used by me, my family or friends!

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  25. This world is going to hell in a handbasket. How sad that this happened. Why didn’t anyone get up and fight for him? So sad my heart breaks for him.

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  26. Nina Caputi Nina Caputi says:

    The staff who took it upon themselves to kick out this paying customer should be fired. Let’s find out who owns this particular franchise and report this. In the meantime I hope word of mouth will help us boycott this restaurant. My husband and I are going to personally drop by and relay our disgust.

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  27. How horrible :(….none of us are better than any one else….that is just too sad

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  28. Nice work McDonald’s…..pretty rude I say …hope you never fall in hard times !

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  29. Marion Clark Marion Clark says:

    Shame……if he bought a meal and was not disruptive they had no right to evict him. I noticed people take their rambunctious kids to McDonald’s for hours to play and no one kicks them out.

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  30. Actually when I worked at McDonald’s EPS informed us instead of calling the police when handling a homeless person, to rather call 211

    https://www.reachedmonton.ca/public/24-7-Crisis-Diversion-Team

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  31. Irene Bakker Irene Bakker says:

    Unless you’re philippino or different than white they will undermine and treat people like shit and that is a fact I know personally because I worked for a McDonald’s and I was a minority and I seen stuff like what you seen too it’s pathetic and that location is pretty bad I bet if it was their origin they wouldn’t even bother him and that’s a fact makes me sick

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  32. Some people don’t like to see reality, just their version. I have a personal policy. If someone asks me for money, I ask them if they are hungry. If I am told no, I don’t give them money. If I am told yes, I immediately buy the person a meal. I have brought the person into the establishment with me every time. I have had dirty looks cast my way by both patrons of the establishment as well as staff. One even gave me a hassle and said I was encouraging the person to hang around. I wont tell you what I said in return. I will not stand by and do nothing if someone is hungry and I will not complain if they eat in the same space as me. If we all did what the OP said and showed a little compassion this world would be a much better place.

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  33. Look at all you difference makers with your internet outrage! Well done everyone. Now McDonalds is sure to allow the homeless to loiter in their place of business as I am sure you all do on a daily basis.

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    • I’ll just leave this here…

      loi·ter

      ˈloidər/

      verb

      stand or wait around idly or without apparent purpose.

      “she saw Mary loitering near the cloakrooms”

      synonyms:linger, wait, skulk; More

      travel indolently and with frequent pauses.

      “they loitered along in the sunshine, stopping at the least excuse”

      synonyms:dawdle, dally, stroll, amble, saunter, meander, drift, putter, take one’s time;

      Vs.

      cus·tom·er

      ˈkəstəmər/

      noun

      1.

      a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business.

      “Mr. Harrison was a regular customer at the Golden Lion”

      synonyms:consumer, buyer, purchaser, patron, client, subscriber;

      shopper

      “Mr. Kanter is one of our best customers”

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    • FFs, he was EATING his meal! Where does it say he was loitering???

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  34. I’ve been trying to call them for over an hr now to tell the manager how despicable this act and their staff are.. phone has been busy.. I hope they’re getting bombarded with complaints.. 780.414.8457

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  35. McDonald’s you will never get another cent from my family your a fucking joke

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  36. I have seen that man on different occasions. I saw him eating out of the garbage so I gave him money to go buy some food.

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  37. While I am certainly not advocating this type of behaviour by any person or establishment, let me point out that this location in particular has had issues with a particular homeless man, who DOES bother patrons and has actually become abusive and physically violent with staff and patrons. I was there a few weeks back with my 9 yr old daughter, and this particular man of whom I speak, came into this location and immediately started asking for handouts, which in the regular everyday is not an issue for me. However, this man verbally assaulted patrons who refused him, and then began verbally assaulting the staff when they asked him to leave. The manager got him between the two entrance doors and held the one closed to ensure the man couldn’t get back in. The manager was saying “you know you are not allowed in here, the police have said as much and have been called, AGAIN.” A large man who was a patron, intimidated this man into going back outside. Now, you can troll all you want an say what you like about how this was handled. This man might have mental health issues, may be on something or what have you. However, the patrons and staff of the establishment have a right to their peace and safety, regardless of if the person causing the disturbance has also paid for their meal. My 9 year old was terrified, and not long after, when we needed to go to the Dollarama in the same area, we actually ran from our vehicle to the store when we saw him coming toward us, because of his earlier actions. If the patron in question this time was being civil and respectful, then yes, this is a damn shame and the manager and staff should be embarrassed. My point is, that sometimes on this site, we only get one perspective of the situation.

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    • And a self righteous attitude like yours..

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    • self righteous how, exactly? Are patrons and staff supposed to just accept abuse from someone because they happen to be homeless, or because the abuser paid too? I didn’t say that the person the OP was talking about was the same person I was speaking of. However, if wanting to feel safe from abuse of any kind in a public place makes me self righteous, then I’ll take that over being a troll such as yourself. I was only reiterating a situation I experienced at this location. I was NOT in anyway defending treating people badly because they also happen to be homeless. Because what I experienced happened at the same location as the OP, I was only trying to make the others on this site understand that all may not have been what it appeared. And to that end, perhaps if some people knew the kind of abuse retail staff are subjected to for NO REASON either, they might be a little less apt to rush to judgement about the staff, in the same way the commenters are insinuating the staff rushed to judgement about the homeless patron. So please feel free to think me self righteous, but I think based on your comment to me, you might want to look in the mirror….

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    • Ian Young Ian Young says:

      Why did they serve him and let him pay for a meal then?

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    • Yes, always two sides to every story!

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    • Ian Young as I said in both my posts, I was only trying to make the point that the readers of this site only got one side of the story, and the person of which I spoke, was not necessarily the same person the OP spoke of and that perhaps all the people rushing to judge the staff of the restaurant need to understand that going and jumping all over that staff without both sides of the story, may end up acting the fool themselves.

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  38. This is to bad. I always like to support this one because they have some great hard working special needs employees.

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  39. One reason Why i never got to mcpukes

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  40. You know, people seem to forget that many of us are just one pay cheque away from being in his situation..

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  41. That just makes me sick. If he was a customer what right did anyone have to complain

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  42. Larry Landry Larry Landry says:

    If they did not like it they should have left .

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  43. You have been blessed that you have not fallen on hard times but trust me it can happen to a lot of people get sick lose a job get a financial crisis..you are disgusting for treating a human being that way..You are evil..

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  44. Paying customers at McDonald’s should be kicked out for no reason.

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  45. This is hard to believe – he paid for his meal and ate it in the restaurant. This doesn’t even sound legal – kicking a person out because they were homeless.

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  46. Me and my family will never go to this location ever again!

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  47. You should have invited him to your house for supper.

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  48. That guy often gos there! He spends more of his money there the. Those people who complained, Agree shame on them. People deserve to be treated like humans no matter there situation

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  49. Why didn’t you say something when you were at McDonalds ?

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  50. Lisa Marie Lisa Marie says:

    Good on you for helping him out. God bless

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  51. Gerry Irvine Gerry Irvine says:

    That is just sad…karma folks !!

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  52. Cindy Mason Cindy Mason says:

    If he was eating a paid for meal he had the right to be there as long as he wasn’t bothering other customers (note that being bothered by someone’s presence isn’t the same thing)

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  53. Ryan Mclean Ryan Mclean says:

    Shouldn’t eat at McDonald’s anyway

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  54. I agree they should have accepted & welcomed him. We have a fellow like that at McDonalds on 75 St just off Whitemud. He is allowed to stay at a table. I have bought food for him occasionally.

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  55. I stopped going there because of some of the staff not all of them!

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  56. Fyi. Where do you think that money went to, we are not encouraged to give them money because it might feed an addiction and then they might never leave the place due to panhandling. And why didn’t anyone call hope mission via 211?.

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    • Derek Walsh you’re basing your vast knowledge on homeless people on the fact that you think every single one of them wants money rather than food lmao.

      Maybe they want money to:
      – Find a cheap room to stay in
      – Have money to take the bus to one of the services offered in Edmonton, or get to an appointment.
      – Buy some food for their family.
      -Be able to buy some cheap socks, gloves, hat, blanket or something else they may need.

      I could go on, but I think you get my point. Stop assuming you know everything on a topic you obviously know nothing about.

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    • It might not be feeding addiction….ever think of that?

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    • Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

      Sometimes people fall in hard times and not every time it’s because of an addiction. Educate yourself before you assume and stereotype everyone

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    • There is a direct correlation between homelessness and mental.illness. A sign of a good person is how they treat vulnerable people around them. And the homeless are vulnerable. If he was just eating and not making a scene, there’s no reason he shouldn’t have been allowed to enjoy his meal and the warmth of being inside.

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    • Most homeless people have severe mental disabilities NOT addictions. Addicts use shelters and manipulation and have their mental faculties and generally manage to get by. Most truly homeless aren’t capable of sustaining themselves. It’s horrifyingly cold outside. To have this idea of homelessness is disgusting.

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    • I live in this area and most of the homeless gentleman around here are very kind. They hold doors open for people that are going into the stores they hang around. Yes they ask for extra change but most of them that I have come across are more open to food/drinks being purchased for them.
      I offer to get them something to eat/drink from the stores and they are very grateful.

      Compassion is a great quality to have..sorry you lack that. Hope you never end up in a situation like this.

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    • Roxette Casie-lynn Bird Humans entitled to compassion and encouragement , not assumptions

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    • Derek Walsh I know more than you think about homeless people. Not only did I go to school and study addictions, I’ve also volunteered at every shelter, and every resource facility for homeless people. Do I have people very close to me who have experienced being homeless?? Yes I do.
      So please continue telling me that I know nothing about the homeless.

      You opened your ignorant mouth publicly on social media and now your facing the backlash of spewing your false knowledge. If you’re afraid of what your peers and family may think and that’s what’s stopping you from continuing this discussion, maybe you shouldn’t have opened your mouth in the first place. You already look like an ass for your comment, what’s stopping you from continuing??

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    • Entitled and not very bright.

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    • Derek Walsh false

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    • Humans are entitled to compassion and encouragement , not assumptions

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    • Leslie Berg Leslie Berg says:

      You are am ugly fucking person how do u know this person used money for drugs or alcohol…. it stated he was in there eating . They have no right to kick someone out if he’s not causing a scene . People like you make the world a really ugly place. Let’s hope you never need help!!! You suck

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    • Leslie Berg Leslie Berg says:

      You are am ugly fucking person how do u know this person used money for drugs or alcohol…. it stated he was in there eating . They have no right to kick someone out if he’s not causing a scene . People like you make the world a really ugly place. Let’s hope you never need help!!! You suck

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    • Shame on you for this comment and for being so fucking judgmental. The money obviously went to the meal he was eating. Just because someone is homeless doesn’t mean they are a drug addict or alcoholic. Wow just wow. Have some damn compassion. I hope you never have to be in his situation.

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    • I meant “aren’t” it’s this stupid auto correct… Why else would I post it under her comment where she said “Why would you give him money” I’ve been there before, and I have and would give money to someone in need if I had the money to do so…

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    • Derek Walsh your jaded views are what’s wrong with society. More homeless people suffer from mental illness rather than addiction. Yes addiction is high amongst homeless people, they use it as a coping mechanism for their mental illness and/or for an escape from the trama they have endured in the past and the trama they are still enduring. Many homeless people don’t have the proper support, lack the education of where they can get support and are being untreated for one or more mental illnesses. So before you start spewing your uneducated bull shit, I suggest you go to the Mustard Seed and sign up for a poverty walk. You’ll be able to ask question and they be able to give you a better understanding of Edmonton’s most vulnerable. Have a nice day

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    • Sandra Wells Sandra Wells says:

      Derek Walsh you are so misguided!

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    • Derek Walsh he could be one of our many Homeless Vets too, don’t assume when you don’t know each individuals story of what the circumstances that Les to the person’s state of homelessness, anybody can fall on hard times

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    • Derek Walsh Derek Walsh says:

      Ok then why do most homeless people want money and not food?

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    • The man was just trying to have something to eat. He wasn’t shooting up at the table hell sakes! Why can’t anyone have compassion anymore? In a turn of events that might be you one day in a flash. He’s somebody’s son,brother,father.

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    • Derek Walsh Derek Walsh says:

      Have you ever been homeless? No I didn’t think so. So you obviously know nothing of the subject. And there is nothing I would like to discuss on Facebook because I have coworkers friends and family on here. Get the point?

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    • Maya Dines Maya Dines says:

      If people don’t want to discuss anything on Facebook because of family and friends why are they still here sharing their heartless opinion?!

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    • Derek Walsh why even bother commenting in the first place? you know there is this wonderful ability that Facebook allows you to have..its to keep scrolling. You can’t honestly expect to say something like that and not get a reaction lol

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    • I don’t know about you, Ashleigh, but when I’m embarrassed at what I’m saying and what an ass I’m being, enough so that I don’t want my family and friends to see, I generally have the capacity to consider re-evaluating my views. Crazy, huh?

      Some people. Frick. I’m glad people like you have more compassion than some of these hate-filled souls.

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    • Derek Walsh Derek Walsh says:

      Some people take things WAY to seriously. Get a life

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    • All homeless people are drunks and drug addicts…

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    • Derek Walsh Derek Walsh says:

      Actually 99% of the time it is because of addiction. They have options besides panhandling and wheeling around shopping carts. If the individual would seek help and get better the government would help him or her get back on their feet.

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