Encampment in Old Strathcona shares list of demands, including LGBT-friendly shelter
|globalnews.ca 16 Sep 2020 at 18:51|
Representatives from another encampment of tents in Edmonton — this one at the Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona — have written a letter to the mayor, province and prime minister.
The volunteers running the Peace Camp, which has been growing in size for the last several weeks, want to see action taken by all orders of government to keep the unhoused population safe.
The group is demanding:
The letter, which is signed by two volunteers and sent out by the president of the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights, calls on the federal and provincial governments to “resource the City of Edmonton in order to respond to these urgent needs without conditions.
“Allow the city to work with the community to make the necessary decisions to ensure all in our city have adequate, accessible and affordable housing.”
The group also highlights that there is an over-representation of Indigenous young people among the unhoused in Edmonton, Alberta and across the country.