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Parks Canada cancels camp event in Montreal in criticism of detainees

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Parks Canada's decision to hold a series of events dubbed learn-to-camp in the heart of Montreal faced backlashes after groups working with people without a home called it a "double standard." A police officer checks for people in a tent in Montreal, on Monday, December 7, 2020.
In the heart of Montreal, a series of events called "learning camp" will be held. Parks Canada faced a backlash after a group working with undecided people called it a "double standard." Police officers will check people in a tent in Montreal on Monday, December 7, 2020. Photo: Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press

Montreal — “learn-to” in the heart of Montreal Parks Canada's decision to hold a series of events called "-camp" is facing a backlash after saying that groups working with homeless people represent dual standards.

Scheduled events throughout the summer are described as an opportunity to learn basic camping skills at a price of $ 108.75 per tent along the Lachine Canal at the western end of the city. I am.

Annie Archambo, working with a non-profit organization to help vulnerable people in Montreal, is taking this initiative as city officials frequently dismantle homeless camps built on public lands. Says it's a bad joke.

She says Parks Canada wasn't sensitive to sending the message that public spaces are for people who can afford them.

Parks Canada has issued a statement on its website to cancel the first event of the weekend without providing a reason for the move, but on July 23, August 13, 20 The same event scheduled for 27th is still available for registration.

Archambault says he needs to cancel the rest of the dates and give the camping equipment to a group that works with people who don't have a home.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2022.

This article was funded by Meta and Canadian PressNews Fellowship

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