Forget by-laws, let’s talk right and wrong.
Media discussion of Occupy Wall Street has been frustrating, tiptoeing around the big picture with the technicalities of municipal law and other spin-off issues. Coverage of Occupy NS itself has dwindled into arguments over the handling of the Victoria Park eviction and the treatment of those arrested.
By-law P-600 states that camping is not allowed in public parks. Shouldn’t we be asking why laws like this exist in the first place? Or why they are pulling rank over the spirit of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?