Sask. request to remove tipi demonstration from legislature postponed to September
|CTVnews 13 Aug 2020 at 17:57|
REGINA -- The government of Saskatchewan will have to wait until Sept. 4 to request a court order for the removal of a man s tipi from the legislature s lawn.
Provincial lawyers filed an application to the Court of Queen s Bench seeking a court order to have Tristen Durocher s camp forced out of Wascana Park.
The 24-year-old Indigenous man walked more than 600 kilometres to Regina from a community in northern Saskatchewan to call for legislative action to address high suicide rates in the region.
Durochers lawyer has until Aug. 20 to present a Notice of Constitutional Question.
Durocher, who is on a tea fast until mid-September, says grieving families have been coming to the site.
Court documents filed by the province say the man doesn t have a permit and that overnight camping and fires are prohibited in the park.
The documents say Durocher has been made aware of the rules and Regina police won t enforce them without a court order.