Cities across Canada take action to move Occupy protesters
Edmonton group latest to be told to go
EDMONTON • By tonight, another of Canada’s Occupy encampments — many of which recently have been forced to fold — may become vacant.
Occupy Edmonton protesters who defy an 11 p.m. Sun- day deadline to leave a downtown lot will be “subject to removal by lawful means,” according to a letter sent Saturday afternoon by the corporate owner of the land.
The notice informs Oc- cupy Edmonton demonstrators that Melcor Inc., will file a complaint with the city and ask that Edmonton police officers help with the eviction.
The Occupy movement has faded in several western Canadian cities.
Protesters in Vancouver have been given a Mon- day deadline to shut down their tent city. Camps in Regina and Victoria have been dismantled, but demonstrators in Calgary vow to stay in Olympic Plaza.
Encampments in Montreal and in Quebec City have been dismantled, leaving a handful of protesters with no perma- nent structures to “occupy.”
In Toronto, Justice David Brown will rule Monday whether Occupy protesters must remove their encampment from St. James Park, close to the city’s financial district..