The Saskatchewan government wants the Justice for Our Stolen Children protest camp to be taken down and are seeking a court order for that to happen.
The camp, which has grown in size, since being dismantled by Regina police in June, is set up across the street from the provincial Legislature in Wascana Park with those inhabiting the camp saying they want issues they have to be acted on including child welfare and the justice system.
Provincial Capital Commission Minister Ken Cheveldayoff says in a statement they do respect the group’s right to protest and they are not asking the court to stop the group from protesting. However, park bylaws prohibit unauthorized camping, erecting and maintaining structures, and burning combustibles and that they are asking for the bylaws to be enforced.
The statement goes on to say Regina Police are named as respondents and that if the Court Order is granted that they assist in its enforcement of removing the camp from park grounds.
The matter is to be heard July 31 in Regina with police saying they will be filing a response in court before that date.