November 28, 2023

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) supports the growing calls from advocates to pause Omnibus Bill 45 pertaining to encampments. The legislation proposes amendments to the Community Charter and Vancouver Charter, including definitions of ‘reasonably available’ shelter, which municipalities will be required to prove before seeking a decampment injunction.