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30 Nov 2023

Montreal Libraries Will Be Able to Kick Out People for Smelling Bad

Starting January 1, Montreal public libraries may fine visitors up to $3,000 for poor personal hygiene, affecting people who are unhoused. This policy includes banning sleeping, introducing bedbugs, blocking doors, and threatening behavior. Mayor Valerie Plante intends to revise the bylaw wording to promote inclusivity while applying regulations sensitively. [Source](https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvj3bv/montreal-libraries-smell-law-homelessness?fbclid=PAAabUJmLRLWCm0POjnzZASq6jfboeroC58khwy48k3DbZShYQoisU8pFsEW8)