Laval cracks down on donation boxes

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Laval is cracking down on rogue charity donation boxes.

The city council is introducing legislation that would tighten restricitions governing donation boxes, which councillors say have been sprouting up recently.

That's why Laval executive committee member Viriginie Dufour is pushing for a law that would limit them.

"Close to City Hall here, we have two boxes from the same company within 50 metres of each other," she says. "It's everywhere right now here."

She says she suspects that many of the boxes aren't real charities.

And as other municipalities nearby pass legislation that limits the number of boxes permitted, Dufour says she's noticed more of them appearing in her city.

"In St-Leonard, for instance, it's very difficult for them to be on the territory," she says. "And we have the impression that they are moving their boxes on to our territory in Laval."

The new law should be enacted by this summer.

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