Vancouver2010 Olympic Kidnapping Act Protest ,Sun Dec 13 09
Orphan Gordie | December 18, 2009 at 01:29 amby
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Downtown Eastside Residents & Activist gathered at Police HQ to protest
Harsha , Tristan Markle of Vancouver Action stress that this Act is Unconstitutional & Unjust Act needs to be repealed , they also said If the police are not enforcing this , then it should not even be on the books , Lauren Emily Gill of Citywide Housing Coalition & Protesters chanted “ 2010 Homes not 2010 Games ! & Who’s Streets? Our Streets! & Stop the Assistance to Shelter Act ! We don’t want to go to Chilliwack!
The BC Government has had eight years to care about homeless Men, Women & Children freezing to death on our streets!
Housing Minister Rich Coleman has said in the past that the purpose of this Act is to prevent the homeless from dying in the streets during extreme weather; many at this protest and throughout BC do not buy that! They believe it is to clean up the streets of Vancouver for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games which runs from Feb 12 – Feb 28 2010.
This Act was passed into law without any consultation with the community’s , The BC Liberals are aware that this act is vulnerable to Charter of Rights & Freedoms challenge , Rich Coleman has said that an illegal Act is a Risk his government is willing to take at this time , Pivot Legal Society of Vancouver is challenging the Government on this Act , That court case won’t take place till after the Olympics are over , This government has a history of this kind of Law Making Process SHAME !
Let’s not forget what happened at the 1996 Games, 9000 homeless persons were shipped out of the city for the duration of the Olympics, SHAME!
I also posted the video earlier this week , I tryed to post both at the same time , It said nothing selected when I tryed to post the video , I find out yesterday the video is on here and my saved draft is no where to be found , oh dear !