On June 25th the TDP took part in the Support Don’t Punish event supporting people who are oppressed and targeted by the (in)justice system because they use substances, are Indigenous and POC, have alternative forms of earning income, live with disabilities, don’t have homes, and live in poverty.
The event was held in partnership with Centretown CHC, Somerset West CHC (NESI), PROUD, AIDS Committee Ottawa & the Ticket Defense Program
Join us for FOOD and bring your tickets to the Ticket Defence Program – Programme de contestation des contraventions at Minto Park. (Elgin and Gilmour)
You can get free legal info and representation with tickets issued through:
- Liquor Licence Act
- Safe Streets Act
- Trespass to Property Act
- OC Transpo
- City of Ottawa Bylaws
TDP will try to get your tickets thrown out and can support you through this process.
You can still get representation if you don’t have your ticket/s.
Everyone is welcome to come out to show your support against these Safe Streets Act and other municipal/provincial tickets being issued to people for survival needs like panhandling and taking the bus without being able to pay.
We will also have information about:
- Participatory Research in Ottawa: Understanding Drugs (PROUD)
- The Support. Don’t Punish. Campaign
- Petition to repeal the Safe Streets Act
- (There may also be a wading pool and wigs…come to see more!)
Check out the CBC report at http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2670493678/