WATCH: Municipality of Delta a no-show at Human Rights hearing

VANCOUVER – The Municipality of Delta was a no-show on Tuesday at a BC Human Rights Mediation hearing, brought on by 30 patients from a drug recovery home.

Delta had asked for the mediation, but when the meeting started Tuesday morning, neither the mayor nor district staff were there to defend the allegations.

It means the claim initiated by clients of the Vision Quest Recovery Society will be delayed at least five months.

The men were chased out of the North Delta Inn where they were undergoing rehab in February last year by Delta Police and by-law officials.

The patients contend Delta doesn’t want rehab in its municipality and they are seeking damages for the action.