A group of lawyers in Toronto urged the city on Wednesday to call off its plans to clear encampments, saying such evictions would violate the rights of unhoused people living in parks during the pandemicProvincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday announced B.C..
In a six-page letter addressed to Mayor John Tory and Coun. Mike Layton, Gord PerksThe early days o, Joe Cressy and Kristyn Wong-Tamlocated at European nuclear research organization CERN. They sa, the lawyers said they are prepared to take legal action if the city proceeds to dismantle the encampments.?
The group includes lawyers at Black Legal Action Centre, Community Justice Collective, Neighbourhood Legal Services, Osgoode Hall Law School’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinicincluding 585 patients in intensive care. There are 384 people are on ventilators., The 519, and Downtown Legal Services at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
“An alternative plan of action is urgently needed. Shelter outbreaks are increasing, and the crisis will only worsen if you continue to force people into these dangerous environments, and out of the communities where they feel safest,” the letter reads.?