No crackdown on homeless for 2010 Games: police

March 27, 2009 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Vancouver story from the CBC. Of interest because some are predicting an influx of homeless in Victoria in the months leading up to the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Deputy Chief Steve Sweeney of the Vancouver Police Department said homeless people will be moved if they are too close to official Games venues and security zones

“The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver police will work with them to either help them to find shelter, or if they don’t wish to be sheltered, to help them relocate somewhere else.

Those who refuse to move may be arrested, Sweeney said.

“I’m not going to lie to you and tell you there won’t be an impact,” he said. There will also be protest areas, but protesters have nothing to worry about, unless they break the law, said Sweeney.

Entry filed under: social issues, Victoria's economy.

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