It's OK to camp in parks, says Canadian courtHomeless people can camp temporarily in public parks if municipalities can't provide them with sufficient alternative shelter, British Columbia's highest court has ruled.
The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that struck down a Victoria bylaw banning camping in city parks by the homeless.
The court determined that the bylaw (Americans would call it an ordinance) deprived homeless people of their rights to life, liberty and security of the person, in violation of the principles of fundamental justice.
Read the CBC News report here. And read the court opinion here.