For RAPSIM, there are very few places left where people experiencing homelessness can find warmth in the winter. (File photo)
The municipal administration took note of this outcry and announced that it wanted to modify the by-law so that it reflects a desire for inclusion.
Mayor Valérie Plante, whose Ville-Marie district is one of those to have adopted the regulation, indicated on the X network that this policy would be modified, while specifying that staff libraries are experiencing delicate and complex situations, which require better supervision.
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We will reformulate it to ensure that it reflects the inclusion that we want to have in our libraries, argued Ericka Alnéus, responsible for culture and heritage at the City of Montreal.
Ms. Alnéus also wanted to clarify that the regulation does not exclusively target people in of homelessness, and that it applies to everyone.