Key Issues

in Municipal Bylaws, Second-hand Smoke

A Case Study: Peterborough’s Leading Edge Bylaws

Peterborough is a city of approximately 78,000 residents, located 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto. As in many other Ontario municipalities, smoking in Peterborough is prohibited in a variety of outdoor locations, including city parks (except in some designated areas), within 9 m of playgrounds, beaches, wading pools, and within 9 m of city-owned or leased buildings including City Hall, fire stations, arenas, etc. However, what sets Peterborough apart are two leading edge bylaws.

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