Panhandlers Union: Fights for right to sleep in underpass

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Date: January 31st, 2008

Category: Uncategorized

Ottawa, Canada – A panhandlers’ rights group in Ottawa is preparing a human rights complaint against the City of Ottawa after it put up a fence to stop them from sleeping in a downtown pedestrian underpass.
The city’s transportation committee had recommended the installation of the fence and increased lighting to improve safety in the underpass.(CBC)
The Ottawa panhandlers union has also hired Ottawa lawyer Yavar Hameed to apply for a court injunction to remove the fence, said Andrew Nellis, an organizer for the group. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace
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5 Responses to “Panhandlers Union: Fights for right to sleep in underpass”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The news is that panhandlers have a union.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    WTF. They have a union!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    How do you get the RIGHT to live in an underpass?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    They must have the money to hire a lawyer. So why are they panhandling?

  5. ASHLEY Says:


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