My good buddy Dave Bouthillier is fighting the ridiculous fine imposed by the city of MTL and the police. Dave was given a whopping 628$ ticket for skateboarding (even though he was just standing around) at Montreal’s “Peace Park” on the corner of St. Laurent Blvd. / René Lévesque Blvd.
Skateboarding at peace Park has helped – not hindered. It’s brought people who are not junkies to an area of town which was lost/dangerous in the past years. No doubt having skaters there has made it somewhat safer.
The most interesting part to this is that Dave is right in the middle of a full length documentary about the spot/the culture and people surrounding it which has received hefty support from provincial and federal arts-funding juries.
I have known dave since he was in grade 8. He’s a great guy with a good heart. Do what you can to support Dave and spread the word. His summons date is March 23 in Montreal Municipal Court.
This is truly not what I want my tax dollars used for. Maybe you feel the same.