Toronto's Panhandling By-law update

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 taking the Ontario government to court over the act, which they claim is not compatible with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The lawyer for the defendants is arguing that certain sections of the Act violate people's freedoms of expression and discriminate against poor people. (From NAPO News.)