Winnipeg Tribune, April 24, 1936
In April 1936 Reverend James W. Clarke of Knox Church addressed the Local Council of Women about the deplorable housing conditions many Winnipeggers are forced to live in.
His church recently conducted a housing survey of two districts. In “District 2”, Notre Dame Avenue north to the CPR tracks, they found an average of 3.3 families living in each house and 96 families occupying attics. He said:
Then it came to me, seeing these deplorable conditions, that as a community we are guilty of a major crime….a crime against children … against families ….