Social profiling at Mtl Berri-UQAM métro station
As the old saying goes, neither the rich nor the poor are allowed to sleep beneath bridges. The STM (Société de transport de Montréal) has blocked of a corner at east- central Berri-UQAM métro station (an area where many homeless people congregate, as they also do at Atwater in west-central Mtl. At the latter, the STM dismantled a bus shelter where itinerants congregated.
At Atwater, most of the itinerants are Indigenous people.
A housing activist friend thinks there will be an upsurge in « social cleansing » in the lead-up to the 375th anniversary events.