An unfortunate decision was made today in the case of Oakville City Council v. Vann Media. The Court of Appeal, in its infinite wisdom, has seen fit to strike down their attempts at limiting sign pollution.
"In a 3-0 ruling yesterday, the court (of Appeal) found that much of a controversial anti-billboard bylaw passed by (Oakville) town council in 2005 was an unreasonable 'intrusion' on the right to freedom of expression," reports the Star.
"Unreasonable intrusion on the right to freedom of expression"? Seriously?
I have to commend Oakville City Council for trying to rid its municipality of these eyesores.
Billboards do nothing to enhance the livability of a city. There are ugly, unsightly and unnecessary. If only our legal system could see things the same way.
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