Oh For F**k Sake

Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux has listed his Quebec mansion for a whopping $21,999,066, an apparent reference to the former superstar’s famous jersey number 66.

How f**king  cute!

Lemieux’s 50-room home, named the Chateau Fleur de Lys is currently the most expensive Canadian house available through luxury real estate firm Engel & Volkers.

The home measures just shy of 17,000 square feet and sits on 5.25 acres of land. The property has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 17 fireplaces, a wine cellar, gym, spa and four and half garages. The castle is also relatively new, having just completed construction in 2012.

Lemieux won two Stanley Cups and notched 1,723 points over 17 seasons as a player with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He entered team ownership in 1999, where he’s since won another three NHL championships.


Meanwhile also in Quebec

Homelessness

Sourced from official website of the Gouvernement du Québec.

Homelessness is characterized by the inability to have or keep a home. A home is more than just a shelter. It is a place where one feels comfortable and protected. It is one’s own place, a place that others recognize as such. It is a place where one goes to rest and find privacy.  Not having a home is much more than just being without shelter for the night.

Types of Homelessness

There are generally 3 types of homelessness:
  • Situational homelessness: A situation in which people are temporarily without a place to live but who manage to find one after experiencing some time without shelter. This is the most common type of homelessness
  • Cyclical homelessness: A situation in which people alternate between periods of having a place to live and living on the street
  • Chronic homelessness: A situation in which people have not had a place to live for a long period of time. This is the most visible type of homelessness. Although less common than situational homelessness, it generates a lot of interventions and significant social costs
Places Where Homelessness Exists

 Montreal has the highest concentration of homeless people in Québec. Homelessness can also be found in cities that are far from major centres and experience rapid economic growth, like Sept-Îles and Val-d’Or. There is a shortage of housing, people’s lifestyles change and the gap between the rich and the poor widens. As such, building a united community is more difficult.