Hochelaga tent city faces eviction

Protesters are at a tent city on a lot in Hochelaga – the Boisé Steinberg – that has been issued with an eviction notice by the owner, the Ministry of Transport.

In Le Devoir, Zacharie Goudreault examines the growing phenomenon of tent cities and what the authorities may try to do to make them unnecessary. But there’s always going to be difficulty forcing some people indoors to live in a structured way cheek by jowl with others. Some people simply don’t want to live like that, and even more so during a pandemic, and who can blame them?

Update: The camp was dismantled Monday afternoon by police.