Jul 23, 2022 | 5:33 PM
MONTREAL — A Montreal camping event that generated backlash from homeless advocates is going ahead after Parks Canada and its critics agreed to work together.
The urban camping event will take place tonight along the Lachine Canal in the heart of Montreal, with protesters’ tents pitched alongside those of paying customers.
The series of events, dubbed learn-to-camp, are described as an opportunity to learn basic camping skills for the price of over $100 per tent.
The events drew backlash from advocates who pointed out that homeless people who try to camp on public lands often see their tents dismantled by authorities.