January 7, 2021
A group that advocates on behalf of homeless people in Gatineau, Que., is calling for a moratorium on ticketing near that city’s shelters and warming centres during Quebec’s provincewide curfew.
The overnight curfew, which is being introduced to help curb rising COVID-19 rates in the province, comes into effect Saturday. Anyone caught outside between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. can face a fine ranging from $1,000 to $6,000, with very few exceptions.
Homelessness is not one of them, and that concerns advocates.