More on my post from yesterday in of all places the red star. The ridiculous actions of minor officialdom are exposed for all the world to see. Perhaps they will stop further embarrassment by withdrawing all charges. Keep emailing the mayor and council. Let them know you think this ridiculous.
What price liberty? Up to $50K
Published On Tue Aug 17 2010
David Rider Urban Affairs Bureau Chief
The municipality of Clarington is clamping down on a studious celebration of Canadian liberties, charging its rural hosts with a zoning offence carrying a hefty fine.
“The irony isn’t lost on me,” said Peter Jaworski whose parents, Marta and Lech, have been charged under a bylaw for letting him hold — for the tenth time — the annual Liberty Summer Seminar on their 16 hectare spread east of Oshawa.
“It’s an outrage that we’re hosting an event celebrating the freedoms we have in Canada, that we didn’t have in (communist) Poland from which my family fled, and the municipality decides to stomp down on my parents,” Jaworski said.
“I feel horrible — they’re facing a possible $50,000 fine ($25,000 each),” at a time when the couple opened a bed-and-breakfast to bolster a struggling business selling books and other items to employees of various companies.