Duly Quoted: Michael Thompson
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Duly Quoted: Michael Thompson

The Scarborough councillor writes about the community he loves, and represents at City Hall, in the wake of recent gun violence.

“Gang membership can be an attractive option for young people with little hope of finding meaningful work. Any effective program to fight poverty-related crime must include employment opportunities and job training… There are no quick or simple solutions to a problem that has developed over generations.”

—Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), writing in the Globe and Mail today about Scarborough, gun violence, and the assumptions people have been making about both.