Homeless sue Abbotsford over alleged charter rights breach

Homeless people living in Abbotsford, B.C., are taking the city to court, alleging bylaws and tactics used to harass them breach their charter rights.

D.J. Larkin of the Pivot Legal Society says the lawsuit has been filed in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on behalf of a group known as the B.C./Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors.

She says the action is a response to the city’s efforts to obtain a court order that would make it illegal to erect a tent in any park in the city.

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