Panhandling

June 29, 2005
Anti-poverty groups are fighting against the Halifax city council's proposed law to fine and arrest aggressive panhandlers. They argue that this law will criminalize the poor instead of help make...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Nova Scotia
May 17, 2002
Federated Anti-Poverty Groups of BC, End Legislated Poverty, and the National Anti-Poverty Organization v. Vancouver (City of). The BC Supreme Court rejected the groups' challenge of the City of...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, British Columbia
October 5, 2001
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Ontario
March 30, 2001
On March 6, 2001 the City of Vancouver repealed By-law 7885 - A By-law to Regulate and Control Panhandling. It then amended the Street and Traffic By-law to prohibit "Obstructive Solicitation." This...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, British Columbia
October 19, 2000
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Panhandling, Ontario
October 19, 2000
In a move which recognized that discrimination against poor people will no longer be tolerated, Winnipeg City Council passed a new by-law today on "obstructive solicitation" which made no reference...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Manitoba
October 19, 2000
For immediate release September 20, 2000 In a move which recognized that discrimination against poor people will no longer be tolerated, Winnipeg City Council passed a new by-law today on “...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Manitoba
October 4, 2000
In a move which recognized that discrimination against poor people will no longer be tolerated, Winnipeg City Council passed a new by-law today on "obstructive solicitation" which made no reference...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Manitoba
March 8, 2000
The National Anti-Poverty Organization's paper Short Changed on Human Rights: A NAPO Position Paper on Anti-panhandling Laws (in PDF) (Link removed - No longer exists) includes up-to-date information...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, All of Canada
December 30, 1999
A challenge to the City of Vancouver by-law controlling panhandling was commenced in 1998 by the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). PIAC wanted to bring the action in the name of someone who...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, British Columbia
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