Children’s Minister Stephanie Cadieux says it’s time to put an end to Victoria’s controversial tent city.
“It continues to be a place that attracts youth. And it’s not appropriate, it’s not safe, and we need to see an end to it. It’s not a safe place for youth. It continues to not be a safe place for youth and in fact we believe it to be getting more dangerous.”
She adds the conditions in the tent city are only getting worse.
“It’s not a safe place for youth. It continues to not be a safe place for youth and in fact we believe it to be getting more dangerous.”
In a letter sent to the Citizens’ Services Minister back in January – Cadieux urged him to pursue a court injunction to close the camp.
The province will be back at court next week to apply for a interim injunction to dismantle the camp, with a September 7 court date in B.C. Supreme Court to apply for a permanent injunction.
Cadieux suggests as many as ten children and youth have been found living or frequenting the site.