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Brave New Annex: “Toronto’s postering problem – Bloor Street West”

In uncategorized on December 29, 2010 at 11:24 PM

What we thought was free speech and a sign of vitality is apparently a scourge, according to the video below, posted to YouTube by the Rob Ford Challenge Channel.

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Selected quotes from the postering bylaw debate at City Council on May 18, 2005, courtesy of the Toronto Public Space Committee:

“Our first principle has to be about freedom of speech. This is an issue that no City Council should take lightly. The Supreme Court of Canada has said that postering is an appropriate expression of free speech.” ~ Mayor David Miller

“Posters make our city filthy and dirty. ~ Councillor Rob Ford

See more about the battle over the right to poster in Toronto on the Toronto Public Space Committee website.

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