There is a protest going on tomorrow... and I don't agree with it.
Many street people have organized a rally to show their dislike for Bill M 202.
Much like other laws that help curb the negative behaviour of street people I agree with it.
Personally, I am tired of the usual banter that one has to go through when trying to walk around downtown. And though there are some panhandlers/street people that do so in a respectful manner there are others who will key your car if you don't let them wipe your windshield, and are FAR too agressive.
Also, How can you argue against a law preventing people from putting used condoms/needles and broken glass on the streets...
This bill has my approval %100...
I guess we have the right to protest and the freedom to express our feelings about goings on... so let these street people have their day. But if this act doesn't go through I will be very disappointed.
Solicitation of captive audience prohibited
3 A person commits an offense, who solicits,
(a) a person who is using, waiting to use, or departing from an automated teller machine,
(b) a person who is using or waiting to use a pay telephone or a public toilet facility.
(c) a person who is waiting at a taxi stand or a public transit stop,
(d) a person who is in or on a public transit vehicle,
(e) a person who is in the process of getting in, out of, on or off a vehicle or who is in a parking lot, or
(f) while on a roadway, a person who is in or on a stopped, standing or parked vehicle.
Disposal of certain dangerous things prohibited
4 A person commits an offense, who disposes of any of the following items in an outdoor public place:
(a) a used condom;
(b) a new or used hypodermic needle or syringe;
(c) broken glass
unless the person who disposed of the item establishes that he or she took reasonable precautions to dispose of it in a manner that would not endanger the health or safety of any person.
Amendment of Motor Vehicle Act
5 Section 182 of the Motor Vehicle Act is amended by adding the following subsections:
(4) No person, while on the roadway, shall stop, attempt to stop or approach a motor vehicle for the purpose of offering, selling or providing any commodity or service to the driver or any other person in the motor vehicle.
(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to the offer, sale or provision of towing or repair services or any other commodity or service, in an emergency.