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In 1993 cities in Canada hoped that the Supreme Court would make street postering illegal.

The Supreme Court didn’t. Instead street postering was defended as freedom of speech for people without access to mainstream media.

The Decision is known as THE RAMSDEN DECISION:  .

Faced with this disappointing result THE CITY OF TORONTO took a long time coming up with Bylaws to deal with street postering.

The result was a set of Bylaws that are extremely well thought out.

They are eminently fair.

We are told, “The City actively patrols and enforces postering on public property.

This is not true.

Take a walk around the city.

Companies who put up posters for hire ignore the Bylaws completely.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH lies trampled in the mud.

–Reg Hartt 2023–02–14.

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