Ajax, Ontario, Canada - This one blows away the competition for stupid.

by Miss Janet M. Forrester
(Ajax, Ontario, Canada)

Home of the worlds dumbest law!

Home of the worlds dumbest law!

Worlds Most Stupid Law is brought to you by the current Mayor and council with the exception of one member here in Ajax, Ontario, Canada


The worlds dumbest and most stupid law belongs to Ajax, Ontario, Canada. It has made the top ten dumbest laws on several sites on the internet. http://www.jimella.nildram.co.uk/laws02.htm

At first glance to anyone that is able bodied and healthy this law looks perfectly harmless. However, if you have ever had food poisoning, the flu, diarhea you may see where this law has gone wrong. What about babies having tummy upsets? Now think about those of us with medical issues such as GERD and Ulcerative Colitis that can cause us to vomit or lose control of our bowels, what about people with illeostomy bags that might accidently spill and you can see where this law becomes a problem.

If you are using a public restroom in Ajax you are in fact breaking this law and can receive a fine!

I complained about this issue and was given a lame story that this law is aimed at public drunkeness. I have several issues with this. There are already existing laws in place developed for dealing with public drunkeness that the police department already enforces, why are you making redundant laws? Looks like a cash grab to me! Secondly, what proof do you have that the individual that vomitted is in fact intoxicated? Is this proven through a blood test at the hospital by an actual medical professional before the person is fined? You can't tell me that oh you could smell the alcohol off them... people with diabtetes can smell like this on thier breath. Or hey, it was obvious because they were stumbling around. People like me that also have CP tend to look like they are stumbling around because of problems with our hips or spasticity in our legs. Are all your by law officers now medical school graduates all of a sudden? How much of my taxdollars are going into making it possible to enforce this rediculous law?

The specific line you are looking for is 4.7. - http://www.townofajax.com/AssetFactory.aspx?did=7884

So why am I complaining and worried when someone representing the town said it is aimed at public drunkenss. How about first asking me how I even found out about this obscene law in the first place. I walked my dog early in the morning, I regularly vomit but it's not even noticible as I haven't had breakfast and it's all bile. I have no control over this when it happens, I can't even walk. By the afternoon I got a phone call from a man representing himself as a by law enforcement officer for the town of Ajax letting me off with a stern warning never to do it again or I will receive a hefty fine! I immediately ran to my computer, absolutely flabbergasted to look for this law, it had to be a prank phone call by one of my friends I said to myself. Nope, I found it and it is real! A law exists in my town that is completely and unfairly aimed at the disabled and people with medical issues, screaming go ahead and abuse this power as there is no amendment to it explaining otherwise, if there was it should read:

"That this applies only to persons whome have been proven to in fact be intoxicated by a qualified medical proffessional and a blood test and not in fact a sick or disabled person, child or animal."

Instead all it says is: No person shall urinate, defecate or vomit on a Highway or in a Public Place.

Note that it says "No Person" that means anyone not just the drunks. If it was specifically for drunks it would say no drunk person. And again how are they going to proove the person is in fact drunk?

I wish I could remember the guy's name that called so I could call him back and give him my schedule for walking Tosh and what the best times to catch me vomitting are. I imagine I could have lots of fun with the media if I got my hands on a ticket for vomitting, I imagine lawyers would be calling me offering to help me sue. In case he does read this. You know where I live. Watch for me around 6:05 am, that's the best time to find me helplessly in the throws of an attack from GERD. That's your best chance to get me bud, you could just shove the ticket in my back pocket for me while I am throwing up on your shoes.

Peace Out!
RalGash

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Jun 01, 2011
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Canada is the Best Country
by: CanadianPeaches

Wow, I am absolutely shocked by the below heartless comments aimed at the person that posted her story about the miscarriage of justice in Ajax.

Do you really hate the disabled that much that you agree with this law and think it's not dumb at all?!

I have seen this lady on other sites and she is a well known disabled and children's rights activist that has tried through more conventional methods to have an amendment made to this law to protect the disabled from it because she herself is disabled and has been victimised by it herself.

What a bunch of heartless freaks the below posters are!

May 29, 2011
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Nice Story
by: cynthia27

You did a good job on your story. I feel really sorry for you and I hope Ajax changes its law. It's a good thing u complained! :D IT IS a stupid law and it's okay anonymous. everyone makes mistakes. so i guess evry1 here supports you! keep up the good work! :)

May 28, 2011
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sorry so much!
by: Anonymous

IM REALLY REALLY REALLY SORRY! I DIDN'T READ THE ARTICLE! EVERY SINGLE RUDE COMMENT I POSTED I DO NOT MEAN! PLEASE! I AM SUCH A JERK! I CARE ABOUT DISABLED PPL N I WANT TO HELP THEM BUT I GUESS I GET CARRIED AWAY IF CANADA IS BEING TALKED ABOUT BAD. IM SORRY! I FEEL LIKE CRYING! :( IM SO SELFISH. HOW CUD I BLAME THIS ON U? THANK YOU CANADA IS #1. U MADE ME REALIZE MY MISTAKE!

May 28, 2011
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oh im the one hu made a mistake
by: Anonymous

okay, im sorry i didnt read the article n i ges i made the mistake. im sorry about this. :D

May 28, 2011
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sparkles50
by: Anonymous

I agree with everyone here but im confused bout the fight with anonymous n canada is #1. The story bout ajax is rude n mean. I feel so sorry for citizens living there. Every city and country makes a mistake. Even humans do! y do ppl need to make a big deal n embarras ther country on a site! It's really cruel to be doing that! IM TALKIN TO U PERSON HU ROTE THE AJAX STORY! U THINK U CAN TALK BEHIND CANADIAN'S BACKS? WELL Y DONT U COME N SAY IT IN STEPHEN HARPER'S FACE! DONT GO CRYIN TO CANADIANS AFTER THAT CUZ THEY'LL KNOW WHAT YOU DID TO THEM. OH YEAH, THEY'LL KNOW!

May 28, 2011
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i agree
by: CAN!

i agree with mr. anonymous. the guy hu rote the story shudnt be insultin canada! id like to see him insult canada when he gets moved to america or japan wer ther r tornadoes n earthquakes!

May 28, 2011
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understand
by: Anonymous

understand what im talk in bout, canada is #1! i live in canada n i love it! so y wud i be insultin it? can ya tell me? i support canada cuz canada is my country, my home!

May 28, 2011
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U so dont understand
by: Anonymous

look here, i seriosly think u make no sense! first of all i aint insultin canada! n i dont agree with such law! u dont understand what i wrote so like stop jumping to conlusions! also, i DO live in canada so U shudnt be talkin!

p.s i know canadians arent mean but plz just read everything before blaming it on someone! n yes ignorant ppl dont belong in canada n no i AM NOT IGNORANT! i was trina say to the person hu wrote the story that he was insultin canada saying that canada has the dumbest law!
p.p.s to person hu rote the story: i'd like 2 see u insult canada when u get moved to japan or america where there were alot of tornados and earthquakes!

May 27, 2011
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Must be nice to be perfect and healthy Anonymous
by: Canada is #1

To the first poster on the comment board.

It must be nice to be so perfect and healthy that you can pass judgement on persons who are disabled. I bet you are another person that condones eugenics which would account for why you agree with such an ignorant law.

Did you not read the part that it directly targets the disabled and people with medical conditions?

BTW... the poster said nothing about hating her country so I have no idea where you got that from.

So glad an ignorant person like you Mr. Anonymous is not in my country, CANADA because someone as heartless as you does not belong in my country.

May 26, 2011
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Love Your Country!
by: Anonymous

Not being mean or anything but you are really mean by talking bad things about your city. Love your country. Don't insult it. I mean seriously, you're basiclly critising every canadian citizen out there!!!!!!!!! Every country has a stupid law so get over it!

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