City councillor ‘surprised’ after board left out of protest camp decision – Regina Leader-Post

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June 8, 2018

For Coun. Barbara Young, evicting a protest camp set up by Indigenous-rights activists is not a routine affair.

“I think this has a lot of political implications,” the Regina city councillor said. “This is not just a small eviction… there is a great deal of community interest.”

That’s why Young was “surprised” to read about an eviction notice issued in the name of the Provincial Capital Commission, a body on whose board she sits as the City of Regina’s alternate member. The notice gave the campers a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to remove their tents and put out their fire across from the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

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