January 7, 2021
Curfew or no curfew, organizations working with Montreal’s homeless population said they would continue to serve their clientele around the clock.
Premier François Legault said Wednesday he expects all homeless people to be inside during the curfew. “There are enough spaces available,” he said.
However, James Hughes, president and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission, said that while shelters will make every effort to respect the 8 p.m. curfew, outreach and overnight services are essential and must continue.
“Our position is that we will continue to run our services 24/7 supporting the homeless people through the day, evening and night so that they’re protected to the greatest extent that we can,” he said.