Removal of protest camp at Legislature `short sighted,’ says advocate
Removal of protest camp at Legislature `short sighted,’ says advocate

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The province showed a lack of empathy and a lack of long-term planning when they dismantled an encampment on the east side of the Manitoba Legislature over the weekend, according to one longtime advocate for the homeless and impoverished. “Where are they supposed to go? There is no exit strategy, and I think it shows a real lack of empathy on their part,” Winnipeg-based advocate for the homeless Al Wiebe said on Monday, after an Indigenous-led protest camp on the east lawn of the Manitoba Legislative Building grounds that had been running for more than a year was dismantled on Saturday, and those living at the camp were removed from the grounds. “It just sets a bad, bad precedent when the provincial government

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