Pivot Legal Society says its clients in the Abbotsford Homeless Camp case have two reasons to be happy after today’s judgement in BC’S Court of Appeal.
DJ Larkin says the upcoming BC Supreme Court case will hear how police and city staff enforced bylaws against the Abbotsford Homeless Camp.
She says her clients – collectively known as the Association of Drug War Survivors – have some major challenges ahead in this case.
“The challenges in this case are going to be helping the court understand the barriers that our clients face in access to shelter and housing, and truly explaining to a court what it’s like to live outside and what it’s like to be told you can’t be here, you can’t be here, you can’t be here…what it’s like to be cold and wet.”
The trial starts June 29th, and will last for 6 weeks.