Homelessness Canada

A British Columbia judge has ordered the shut down of Victoria’s homeless camp but that hasn’t diminished the attention on the growing problem of homelessness in Canada, activist says. (CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Shut down of Victoria’s tent city pulls poverty into spotlight, activist says

By Linda Givetash. The Canadian Press

A court order forcing dozens of homeless to pack up and dismantle Victoria’s tent city on Monday hasn’t diminished the attention the controversial site has drawn to the growing problem of homelessness in Canada, an anti-poverty advocate says.

The hodge-podge of tents, hording and tarps on the lawn just outside the courthouse in British Columbia’s capital drew national attention to the number of people sleeping on the streets.

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