Wednesday, 1 September 2010

No smoking Vancouver

Well, they did it. Although I'm not a smoker, I'm not happy to hear that lighting up in a Vancouver park can now set you back up to a $2000 dollar fine. The seven man board of the Parks authority made the decision apparently without public consultation after hearing from 'Health care professionals'.

There's too much of this sort of thing going on in general. To wit; pressure group lobbying 'fixing' problems that don't exist. They get bees in their bonnet and everyone else has to toe the line on threat of arbitrary sanction. Regardless of having no proper scientific data to base their assertions on.

Just as an aside, in all the BC parks I've been in, not once have I ever been bothered by 'second hand smoke'. I have on occasion been bothered by sanctimonious proselytising 'health' dimwits. Perhaps they are the ones who need banning from all public spaces.

All comments to the Vancouver Parks Board Web site.

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