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Coronavirus swells Montreal’s homeless camps as winter comes

All along the edges of a long boulevard in Montreal stretches an unprecedented sight in this Canadian city: hundreds of tents that have gone up in a brand new homeless camp since the end of summer, with many of the people living in them thrown out of their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic.“Welcome to the trendy encampment of Notre-Dame!” quipped Jacques Brochu, dubbed “the mayor” by his neighbours.At 60, Brochu said he found himself homeless and living in a tent on Notre-Dame Street…

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