The SJHC was an established authority; serviced land was available due to its work in the late 1940s and acceptance of the need for government intervention in the housing field (Collier, 2011a).
This supply of available land facilitated the quick and relatively cheap construction of public housing units throughout the 1950s meaning that the SJHC and Churchill Park had finally in a roundabout way, begun to allow for the rehousing of those most in need and the beginning of slum clearance.
The problem was that the SJHC was the only large builder in the city, and it was feared that too slow a growth of the housing stock would increase the reluctance of buyers already concerned about moving out beyond the fringe of the city.
Whether Dunfield and the other members of the Board of the SJHC really believed that Churchill Park would solve the slum problem is a matter for conjecture (Lewis and Shrimpton 1984, 224).
The work of the SJHC realised it in quite radical fashion (Shrimpton and Lewis 1983, 11).
But Dunfield, at least, understood what he and colleagues on the Board of the SJHC had done.
I think it is possible that SJHC would be able to argue before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that it was not bound to provide same-sex spousal-benefits.
What probably happened was that SJHC did not want to spend the time and money and endure the hassle that would be involved if it declined to provide such benefits.
Joseph's Health Centre could have 'identified' the controversial article as not applying to SJHC.
John's Municipal Council (13) accepted the recommendations of the CEHTP, created the SJHC, and poured money into it with a minimum of restrictions, it is important to keep in mind the newly acquired Newfoundland reverence for the lifestyle, the physical manifestations, and the "modernity" of life on the mainland.
Furthermore, the SJHC was not empowered to build units within the city boundary, and neither Dunfield nor the Government were in the least inclined to court public derision by suggesting that subsidized housing of any kind should be provided in the new suburb.
18) This brief section was a justification for the fact that the house-building activity of the SJHC was not going to have any direct, or even immediate, effect on the downtown slum.