Describing the scene at Berri-UQAM

La Presse went to check out the scene at Berri‑UQÀM. Lila Dussault describes a grim scenario of open drug use while Daniel Renaud sketches in the criminal side: there used to be a well understood structure of organized crime in the area, but since the pandemic even the crooks have stopped going to the office.

A judgment made in Ontario recently may make it legally tricky for authorities to remove tent cities, the judge having ruled that doing so infringes on rights. This is bound to be challenged, but for now, the law’s spoken.