St. Catharines accused of targeting students with new nuisance bylaw

October 23, 2007

The City of St. Catharines, Ontario has announced a list of "nuisance" offenses and related fines that students at Brock University claim unfairly target them. Spitting or vomiting in public will earn a $300 ticket -- as will throwing bottles, knocking over mailboxes or being noisy.  The City has recently been pressuring Brock to implement a student code of conduct, like those in London, Ontario (UWO and Fanshawe College) and Calgary, Alberta (SAIT, uCalgary, Mount Royal College).