Montreal mulls creation of ‘wet shelter’

Shelter would allow residents to consume controlled amounts of alcohol

APTN National News
Montreal is looking into the possibility of opening a wet shelter which would be a place where homeless people can drink alcohol in controlled intervals instead of being kicked-out.

Since Indigenous people make up a disproportionate number of the city’s homeless, this could be good news for those losing the battle to addition and the cold.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.