Canada’s housing minister was drowned out by protesters when he attended a homeless rights rally today in Victoria.
Jean-Yves Duclos was met with jeers from protesters demanding to know the Liberal government’s plan to build more social housing across the country.
Duclos said he wanted to hear peoples views on housing and homelessness, but he was drowned out by people chanting, “Trudeau lies, people die.”
Duclos and his provincial counterparts are meeting in Victoria.
Ivan Drury of the Alliance Against Displacement says homelessness is at record levels across Canada and the protesters are calling on the federal government to build 77,000 units of social housing every year.
The protest coincides with a B.C. Supreme Court hearing to shut down a homeless camp at Victoria’s courthouse.
— April Lawrence (@AprilCHEK) June 28, 2016