The Right Coast

January 05, 2006
Those darn Canadians, Part 2
By Tom Smith

A former student (HT to KD) sends this tidbit regarding our curious neighbors to the frosty north:

Giving homeless alcoholics a regular supply of booze may improve their health and their behaviour, the Canadian Medical Association Journal said in a study published today.
Seventeen homeless adults, all with long and chronic histories of alcohol abuse, were allowed up to 15 glasses of wine or sherry a day - a glass an hour from 7am to 10pm - in the Ottawa-based program, which started in 2002 and is continuing.

Sort of like the Salvation Army, but different.