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B.C. group says proposed ban on shopping carts violates rights of homeless

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 7:03 AM | By Ian Burns

A B.C. municipality is considering implementing a blanket ban of shopping carts in public spaces, but a civil liberties organization is saying the ban may not stand up under constitutional scrutiny as it violates the rights of homeless people.

In late July, the City of Vernon voted to adopt 46 recommendations from the city’s Activate Security task force. One of the recommendations was to ban shopping carts in public spaces, with a bylaw to come in the future. According to the city, the ban is intended...