MPA Major Research Papers
Canadian mayors respond to Tent Cities: The old bums rush or a new script for homeless populations?
Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Abbotsford, Vancouver, British
This paper seeks to examine how Canadian urban mayors respond, in the media, to homeless encampments in their communities. A qualitative content analysis of news articles involving tent cities and the current mayors of two Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) in British Columbia is completed. Social constructions of the homeless population will be considered through the coding of media “frames.” Through the integration of frames with the Narrative Policy Framework, the interplay between social constructions and housing policy solutions generated at the local level will be explored.
Coffey, Dani, "Canadian mayors respond to Tent Cities: The old bums rush or a new script for homeless populations?" (2020). MPA Major Research Papers. 195.