7. Vancouver poster by-law
Kit Rigg reported that we had received a complaint from a citizen asking us to join him in opposing this by-law. Fred Stockholder moved the following motion:
That we are deeply concerned that the legislation which has an noble objective of keeping our city clean and neat may, in fact, penalize minority political positions that have little or no means to publicize themselves, and for these reasons we oppose the new by-law subject to proper safeguards.
There was no seconder for this motion.
Michael Welsh then moved and Bill Black seconded:
That we oppose the by-law if it unduly restricts the placing of posters on municipal property. The President is instructed, in consultation with the table officers, after having determined the content of the by-law, to make such representations to city council as are necessary.
This was PASSED.