U of T, encampment representatives present their case in court

The Ontario Superior Court listened to the University of Toronto’s application for an injunction against the encampment on its campus on this week. On Wednesday, U of T’s lawyers presented their arguments for the injunction, which include an assertion that protesters have taken control of campus property and prevented others from using it. On Thursday, representatives of the encampment made their arguments, which included an assertion that the site used for the encampment is “closer in character to a public park” than private property and that the university’s claims of irreparable harm are based on mischaracterizations of the encampment. The Canadian Press reports that numerous groups—including Jewish advocacy groups and student and faculty unions—have been granted intervener status in the case. At the time of writing, a ruling has not been released.

CTV News (Court Livestream) | Global News (CP, Wednesday) | Toronto Star | Soo Today (CP, Thursday)