The Spec reports that Hamilton Police are using a 1999 provincial law designed to deter aggressive panhandlers and "squeegee kids" to issue fines to street musicians for busking in public places.
Lawyer Michael Puskas is defending two recently-charged musicians pro bono because he believes "the police are really stretching [the law] to apply it to buskers" and the musicians are vulnerable because they cannot afford legal representation.
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