This is no joke. The government of Toronto is paying people to pretend to be homeless for the sake of a survey. What I want to know is where else this is going on?
When volunteers venture into Toronto’s streets to survey the homeless next month, some of those approached to answer questions will be planted decoys carrying $100 prepaid Visa cards.
The city admitted yesterday that about 50 fake homeless people will be planted among the real homeless in order to bolster the statistical validity of the results.