Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Public relations problem in DDO

Many municipal bylaws are on the books but not enforced, like the one prohibiting street hockey. The fact is that cities are pretty tolerant but get panicky when a neighbour complains. Now Dollard des Ormeaux has got a public relations problem.

Quebec street hockey dad fights fine
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 9:06 PM ET Comments115Recommend71
CBC News

David Sasson, fined for playing street hockey with his son, says municipal leaders in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., should encourage children to play outside.David Sasson, fined for playing street hockey with his son, says municipal leaders in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., should encourage children to play outside. (CBC)More than 500 people have signed a petition to strike down a Montreal-area West Island bylaw that forbids street sports, after a father was fined for playing hockey outside with his son and friends.

The acting mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, where the offence occurred, says the bylaw won't be changed, but this shouldn't stop street hockey games — unless someone complains.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/03/23/montreal-street-hockey-fine.html

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