The government of British Columbia provided housing for more than 200 homeless Canadians while simultaneously bringing economic support to the struggling hotel sector amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Last month, provincial legislators purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel in Victoria for $18.5 million as a means of sheltering homeless people living in two street encampments during the pandemic. In addition to the hotel being equipped with 65 rooms for temporary accommodations, the province is also rehiring laid-off hotel workers to help manage the facility.