The owner of a Vancouver company says he wants to offer jobs to two homeless men from Saskatchewan.
The men, who were living in a homeless shelter in North Battleford, say they were given one-way bus tickets by the Saskatchewan government to B.C.
Jason Stennes, C-E-O of 360 Cranes Services, says he knows what it is like to be down on his luck and wants to help the men.
Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy arrived yesterday in Vancouver and were offered a place to stay by workers from the Union Gospel Mission.
Their story became public a day after the start of the Saskatchewan provincial election campaign.
In the meantime, Saskatchewan’s social services minister says the province will examine its policies about sending homeless people out of province — if the Saskatchewan Party is re-elected in next month’s election
Donna Harpauer has already ordered a review to see if policy was followed correctly in the case of two homeless men who say they were given one-way bus tickets to B-C from Saskatchewan.
Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy had been living at a homeless shelter in North Battleford, but Neil-Curly said a funding cut meant he had to find somewhere else to go.
Neil-Curly said he asked for a ticket to B-C and was later on a bus with Roy, his friend from the shelter.
Workers from a B-C shelter welcomed the pair at the Vancouver bus station when they arrived Wednesday, offering them food, a shower and a warm bed.
B-C Housing Minister Rich Coleman says the two men are welcome in the province and would be taken care of.
His province requires that someone live in the province for three months before qualifying for social assistance, but Coleman says emergency funds deal with situations where people need significant help and require immediate help.