Homeless people's challenge against City of Abbotsford scheduled in B.C. Supreme Court

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      On Monday (June 29), a B.C. Supreme Court judge will hear a constitutional challenge by people who say that three City of Abbotsford bylaws infringe on their constitutional rights.

      Pivot Legal Society represents members of the Abbotsford chapter of the B.C./Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors.

      "We have filed a human rights complaint against the City of Abbotsford for their actions against their homeless population and are challenging the constitutionality of several of the City’s bylaws that effectively make being homeless a crime," the group states on the Pivot Legal Society website.

      The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is an intervener. It claims that the city's bylaws unreasonably restrict homeless people's access to public spaces.

      The case will be heard in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster (651 Carnarvon Street), starting at 9:30 a.m.