Province 'disappointed' by Prince George's plan to remove encampment

British Columbia’s housing minister admonished Prince George city council’s decision to remove an encampment in the city’s downtown. 

In a written statement, Ravi Kahlon said he was disappointed to hear the city plans to decamp people sheltering at Millennium Park “without adequate indoor shelter options.”

Calling homelessness in Prince George “a critical priority” for the province, Kahlon said his office offered the city resources such as dedicated encampment response staff and temporary housing units. 

“Despite that, council has chosen not to access those resources to assist people living in Millennium Park to move indoors and to move unilaterally with this decampment — in the absence of appropriate resources,” the statement reads.

Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon, pictured here in Vancouver, says he’s disappointed by Prince George city

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