Canada is gripped by a surge in homelessness that has seen tens of thousands of people priced out of rental and real estate markets and left to live in the streets.
Researchers warn government data is vastly underestimating the number of homeless across the country, as the situation spreads from major cities to small towns.
In Quebec, one in two homeless people can be found in rural parts of the eastern province, instead of mainly in Montreal as had been the case in the past, according to a new report published in September.
Danny Brodeur-Cote has lived for months in a makeshift camp in woodlands near a cemetery in Granby, a town of 70,000 inhabitants 80 kilometers east of Montreal, after being evicted in June from an apartment he rented with his girlfriend.
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