My guest today is Zoe Dodd, a member of the Ontario Coalition against Poverty and one of five women arrested and charged with criminal offences on November 25 for refusing to leave a Shelter Support and Housing Administration office in downtown Toronto.
The sit-in back in November was part of a campaign, organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), that is demanding that the City of Toronto open up more shelter beds and a 24-hour drop-in for women and trans people -- commitments that were approved by City Council in 2014.
I spoke with Zoe via telephone on Thursday evening hours after she and her fellow activists had their first court appearance in Toronto.
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