Indigenous activists call for end to ticketing of homeless people in Montreal – CBC

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201856 Views

Ticketing adds to vulnerability of Indigenous women living on the street, says Iskweu project co-ordinator

July 17, 2018

More than a dozen people gathered in downtown Montreal Tuesday, concerned about the police ticketing homeless people around Cabot Square, which has historically been a gathering space for Indigenous people in the city.

“How many times do Indigenous people have to be displaced over and over and over again?” said Jessica Quijano, co-ordinator of the Iskweu project at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.

“The message we’re sending today to the city of Montreal, to the police, the citizens, everyone that this is a human rights abuse. This needs to end.”

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