marmar (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-18-11 09:48 AM
Toronto's mayor wants to ban begging as services for the homeless get slashed from NOW Toronto:
Fordists urge ban on begging at the same time services for the homeless are on the hit list
By Ben Spurr
Do we really want to be a city that bans begging?
In a salvo aimed directly at the city’s poor, high-profile Fordists last week urged the province to give police more authority to crack down on panhandling.
“We need to change the legislation to allow us to take people off the streets and put them into the hospitals where they belong, in many cases,” Giorgio Mammoliti, chair of the homeless task force, told the press.
Deputy mayor Doug Holyday believes panhandlers are flocking here because our laws are softer than those in cities like Montreal. ............(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=182279
If Toronto needs any pointers, they should contact the city of Sarasota for tips on "helping" the homeless. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ;):D