Friday, November 22, 2019

Fares are for rationing, fines are for bullying

EDMONTON—It took 19-year-old Fouad Dahou five years to overcome homelessness, get clean off of drugs and start going back to school for social work. 
A time frame, he said, that could have been a lot shorter had the weight of his 15 transit fines (that he can remember) not been holding him back, along with the fear of getting caught again on an LRT or bus.Not having a bus ticket or pass results in a fine of $250.
https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/11/20/low-income-edmontonians-speak-out-about-transit-fines-it-makes-life-really-really-hard.html 

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