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posted on August 19, 2009

Judge mulls 'tent city' arguments

By: Roszan Holmen
Published: June 15, 2009
Source: Victoria News

The B.C. court of appeal heard closing arguments last week in a case to decide whether Victoria’s homeless have a right to sleep and camp in city parks.

In October 2008, the B.C. Supreme Court struck down Victoria’s bylaw banning people from erecting tents or tarps. Given the lack of shelter spaces, Victoria’s homeless have the right to security, ruled the judge.

Several homeless advocates celebrated the decision by setting up tents in Beacon Hill Park.


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