Street vendors seek G20 compensation

Another group to add to the G20 legal list.

Forty downtown street vendors who were forced to close up for 19 days during the summit are consulting lawyers in an attempt to receive compensation from the government.

The vendors were required to leave their spots near the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 11 to 30 and prohibited from setting up shop somewhere else due to city bylaws. They are now hoping to obtain lost earnings from Ottawa.

"The vendors are speaking to lawyers individually," Marianne Moroney, executive director of the Street Food Vendors Association, told the Toronto Sun. "We are behind them and support them all the way."

Toronto Mayor David Miller has pointed to Ottawa and said the city can do little to help compensate vendors.

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