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(1) Littering!

No doubt about it, it has definitely gotten worse in recent years.

From observations and anecdotal evidence, much of it is caused by immigrants from countries with less-than-clean reputations.

I know this to be true from experience having once lived for years in a particular apartment building which at that time was always kept clean by its residents. However, many years later, that very same building had unfortunately deteriorated to a poor state after its new third-world residents began illegally dumping and storing trash on the fire escapes, in the laneways, etc. It just so happens that I personally knew the janitor of this building, and he related these horror stories to me along with the arguments he had with some of the perpetrators.

Of course, there are familiar news stories of cockroach and rat-infested dwellings. Too often, a vicious circle of neglect arises, where landlords become fed-up with recalcitrant tenants and then refuse to make repairs, with the result that some buildings turn into slums and are even abandoned and boarded up, which then become potential targets for squatters and arsonists--proof that the term "There goes the neighbourhood", is a reality and not a "racist myth".

Certainly, no one likes to be told they are dirty or to change their bad living habits, but the facts speak for themselves. Too often I see garbage placed outside for pickup, but on the wrong day, so that birds, squirrels, and other animals have time to start ripping it apart.

Recently, the City of Montreal has clamped down on violators, fining those who toss garbage and even cigarette butts onto the streets and laneways. Over the years they have also systematically passed laws that require buildings to seal up all internal garbage chutes, offer green recyclable boxes, and place external, larger wheelie-bins outside in which to store trash. The fire department has also mandated smoke-blocking doors to be installed on landings, and restaurant owners must monitor their rear laneway waste containers.

Whenever I'm walking through a park, I pick up whatever I can and toss it where it belongs--in the trash cans. I trust many of you do the same?

Tourists and other visitors used to praise our cities for their clean streets. Will we ever return to those better days?

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(1) Littering!

No doubt about it, it has definitely gotten worse in recent years.

From observations and anecdotal evidence, much of it is caused by immigrants from countries with less-than-clean reputations.

I know this to be true from experience having once lived for years in a particular apartment building which at that time was always kept clean by its residents. However, many years later, that very same building had unfortunately deteriorated to a poor state after its new third-world residents began illegally dumping and storing trash on the fire escapes, in the laneways, etc. It just so happens that I personally knew the janitor of this building, and he related these horror stories to me along with the arguments he had with some of the perpetrators.

Of course, there are familiar news stories of cockroach and rat-infested dwellings. Too often, a vicious circle of neglect arises, where landlords become fed-up with recalcitrant tenants and then refuse to make repairs, with the result that some buildings turn into slums and are even abandoned and boarded up, which then become potential targets for squatters and arsonists--proof that the term "There goes the neighbourhood", is a reality and not a "racist myth".

Certainly, no one likes to be told they are dirty or to change their bad living habits, but the facts speak for themselves. Too often I see garbage placed outside for pickup, but on the wrong day, so that birds, squirrels, and other animals have time to start ripping it apart.

Recently, the City of Montreal has clamped down on violators, fining those who toss garbage and even cigarette butts onto the streets and laneways. Over the years they have also systematically passed laws that require buildings to seal up all internal garbage chutes, offer green recyclable boxes, and place external, larger wheelie-bins outside in which to store trash. The fire department has also mandated smoke-blocking doors to be installed on landings, and restaurant owners must monitor their rear laneway waste containers.

Whenever I'm walking through a park, I pick up whatever I can and toss it where it belongs--in the trash cans. I trust many of you do the same?

Tourists and other visitors used to praise our cities for their clean streets. Will we ever return to those better days?

Question about this: Is there any law in Montreal (or even Toronto, in this case) saying that they would get charged if they litter on the streets? I know in Hong Kong, the charge for littering is around $2000HKD.

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Question about this: Is there any law in Montreal (or even Toronto, in this case) saying that they would get charged if they litter on the streets? I know in Hong Kong, the charge for littering is around $2000HKD.

Yes, definitely!

Under the new bylaw, perpetrators can indeed be charged. I forget how much exactly, but it is over $100, and more for second offenses, etc.

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For me, it would have to be wiggers/teens who think they're tough.

Why? Because I'm a teen myself, and sadly, some people seem to think that this is how almost every teenager seems to act. Then again, at my school, it seems to be that way.

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For me, it would have to be wiggers/teens who think they're tough.

Why? Because I'm a teen myself, and sadly, some people seem to think that this is how almost every teenager seems to act. Then again, at my school, it seems to be that way.

And old story.

Nevertheless, such cretins need their comeuppance. Simply get a group together and confront the individual, making him understand just what you think of him. I'm sure he'll soon tone it down somewhat.

Otherwise, bullies can be eliminated by getting someone bigger to pound the p!ss out of them, or get a small group together to do it. Safety in numbers and all that.

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when u go to a public washroom such as in a mall and you are the only one actually washing your hands with soap and water!! Then there's the ones that turn the tap on and off but don't actually get their hands wet.. like what is the point of that.. no wonder so many people get sick (and why I havent been sick in like 5 or 6 years!

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when u go to a public washroom such as in a mall and you are the only one actually washing your hands with soap and water!! Then there's the ones that turn the tap on and off but don't actually get their hands wet.. like what is the point of that.. no wonder so many people get sick (and why I havent been sick in like 5 or 6 years!

Hey, I barely do, and I'm rarely sick, either :unsure:

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Besides the aforementioned wiggers (which can also apply to acting "ghetto" period), I put in my votes for men who wear girls jeans and people who outwardly brag about buying cheap, bulk pack underwear (women a lot more than men). Either of them is a major sign calling for a snarking. I also give honourable mentions to these:

  • People who enter into relationships with zero effort and who get engaged/married pretty quickly.
  • People who barely make any money, but are able to afford extrevegant things without going into loads of debt.
  • Hoop earrings with nameplates in the center, which is something that probably doesn't exist in Canada.
  • Internet trolls who harass people for no real reason (see: some of the people on a site that starts with an S and rhymes with "pubrat")
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Not to bring up an old topic, but this has been getting on my nerves for the past while:

Drivers who DON'T TURN ON THEIR LIGHTS AT NIGHT! They either assume they are on/or daytime lights are ok or maybe don't even realize there is an ON switch! Turn your lights on full, NOT your HIGH BEAMS, so I can SEE you at NIGHT!! (This especially applies for when I am driving behind you!)

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Not to bring up an old topic, but this has been getting on my nerves for the past while:

Drivers who DON'T TURN ON THEIR LIGHTS AT NIGHT! They either assume they are on/or daytime lights are ok or maybe don't even realize there is an ON switch! Turn your lights on full, NOT your HIGH BEAMS, so I can SEE you at NIGHT!! (This especially applies for when I am driving behind you!)

Here here.

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Another peeve is when your on a bus that stops to pick/drop someone at the corner. And cars try to make a right hand turn from the second lane going around the bus. The worst part is when the driver doesn't notice and starts going and almost collides! PATIENCE people! B)

A couple of our drivers (YRT) have actually dropped off their passenger(s) at a valid bus stop and their passengers got HIT by impatient car drivers trying to pull that move while the pedestrians were legally crossing the road in front of the bus. I get cars doing that around my bus all the time and it PEEVES ME TO HECK!!! (and only ONE time did a driver get pulled over by a cop for that (the cop happened to be pulling up in the left driving lane and saw the guy do it)).

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