January 12, 2021
With shelters overcapacity, Quebec’s homeless population is being left in the cold—past COVID-19 curfew.
Some of Montreal’s homeless population and advocates are calling the curfew unfair for the marginalized and at-risk communities.
The province has said Montreal’s nearly 4,000 homeless people could abide by the 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. curfew by going to shelters, but advocates say there’s just not enough room.
“I really want the government to help, putting us through instead of giving us tickets,” said Annisee, a client at The Open Door shelter.