July 15, 2020
An organizer behind two recent tent cities in Vancouver is calling on the provincial and federal governments to create “refugee-style” camps, in the wake of a decision that allows people to camp overnight in parks.
The Vancouver Park Board passed a motion late Tuesday which includes provisions to “more effectively manage temporary structures and tents for those seeking shelter in parks.”
The board says the move reflects recent B.C. Supreme Court decisions recognizing the charter right to stay in public spaces when adequate shelter is not available.