NDP vote against $697.50 fines for pedestrians

December 4, 2015

Today in the legislature the NDP voted against excessive fines for pedestrians. Under changes to the Motor Vehicle Act, introduced by the McNeil government, pedestrian fines for things such as failing to press crosswalk buttons or jaywalking have been increased to $697.50.

“Our Caucus is all for promoting safety, but these fines are just too high and unfair to low-income Nova Scotians,” says NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald. “Nova Scotia now has the highest jaywalking fine in the country. It’s 1400% higher than Ontario’s because of the McNeil government. This just isn’t reasonable.”