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Precedent already set for sidewalk use

Re: Shoeshine stand sparks street-level debate (News, June 20)

Denying Jill Goodson the right to set up a shoeshine stand on a city sidewalk is breathtakingly hypocritical.

It is impossible to walk around the downtown district and not notice businesses appropriating public sidewalks for their own gain: bars and restaurants take up large spaces to set up tables and chairs, sign boards and touts abound and charities relentlessly importune pedestrians.

Either allow all or ban all.

Ian MacDonell

Victoria

 

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