Now, I don't think this is a revenue grab but it does have potential. Except for yours truly and his immediate family, I have not met a single Edmontonian who hasn't jaywalked. Why, just yesterday, a neighbour crossed the street to say "Hello" while I was raking the yard!
I think, there should be neighbourhood watchmen, deputized as peace officers, armed with a ticket book or two who would leap out from bushes to write jaywalking tickets! If every Edmontonian or area resident were fined twice, the city could raise over a half of a billion dollars. The city fathers could eliminate property taxes or fund a new downtown area for the Oilers!
Don't you think this idea should be initiated nationwide to eliminate deficits and return us to fiscal health?!