People walking for MS get ticketed

PHOTO: Walk MS web site: http://mssoc.convio.net

Rows and rows of cars in the Park Angrignon parking lot were ticketed Sunday as the drivers walked to raise money for MS.

Over a dozen employees from the Shriners Hospital participated, among a thousand others,  to raise money for their colleague.

“There was a lot of cars that had tickets, they figured they would have a field day,” Shriners employee Louise Turgeon said of the $50 ticket she found on her car.

“After all that work, you would think that they would give us a break, but no they just took advantage, that’s how I feel,” Mena, another Shriners hospital employee said of her ticket.

“I’m just very disappointed with the city of Montreal.”

The Montreal police said it wouldn’t comment on the case but that it was the borough's responsibility to coordinate parking with them.

The MS society says every year it asks for free parking but it isn’t possible.

A spokesperson said they received complaints about the tickets but that the paid parking was advertised.

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  1. Care posted on 05/26/2014 04:52 PM
    This just makes my heart very heavy! I certainly hope the authorities will be a little more compassionate and understanding perhaps they will find it in their heart to make an exception so that the funds that were raised will continue to go towards this very needy and important cause! These individuals are truly amazing and certainly don't deserve this!
  2. steve posted on 05/26/2014 05:00 PM
    The legalized mob! Nothing more nothing less.What a disgrace.
  3. ric posted on 05/26/2014 06:58 PM
    That's really crappy on the part of the SPVM. I can understand giving a ticket to someone blocking a fire hydrant or other dangerous situation. Someone should have spoken to the borough for an exempt parking status.
    Come on Mr. Coderre, correct this injustice.
  4. Par for the course posted on 05/27/2014 08:17 AM
    The parking mafia strikes again. Montreal is making it more difficult on purpose, most likely because it's so profitable. They're even removing free parking spaces next to metros, you know, to make sure you get to your destination by car instead of public transit.
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