Anyone who's spent time in Halifax knows it's a pedestrian city. Stroll down Spring Garden Road and you'll regularly see people darting across the street. But the provincial Liberal government hopes to change that.
So why is a pedestrian-friendly province throwing the book at pedestrians? It's in response to an alarmingly high rate of accidents.
In response, the Facebook group Repeal $697 Pedestrian Fines was set up and activists have come out swinging.
Paul McLeod is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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