Vancouver:Vancouver Park Board general manager says the city is going ahead with its planned cleanup of a homeless camp in Crab Park, despite calls from an advocacy group and the federal housing advocate to halt the process.
Steve Jackson says the city has asked the five people who remained at the site this morning to vacate so it could start a process that he says will ensure the area meets health and safety standards.
A local advocacy group called Stop the Sweeps says Crab Park, which is Vancouver only legal tent city, is home to dozens of people and asks that the city to allow the residents to lead the cleanup themselves.
Federal housing advocate Marie-Josee Houle took to social media on Friday, asking the city to pause its cleanup plan, saying that people who live in the encampment should play a “leading role” in decisions that impact them.
(The Canadian Press)

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