Safe Streets Act: Halifax

Halifax agencies are organizing to protest the act because it targets low income individuals. "The Provincial legislation with the stated purpose of promoting safety on the streets by controlling aggressive solicitation or panhandling. While loosely defining “aggressive solicitation,” the Act leaves discretion in the hands of the enforcing officer, and allows police to act without complaint." See Halifax Coalition Against Poverty statements (Link removed - No longer exists) and an Indymedia story on a creative related protest. See the City of Halifax minutes recommending the City of Nova Scotia adopt a Safe Streets law and a copy of the proposed Safe Streets Act legislation.