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Halifax’s Finest Aggressive Panhandlers

It’s time to deal with the issue….

Panhandling is a challenging issue faced by cities of all sizes, and one that affects Halifax as well. The experience of numerous professionals and service agencies finds that money given to panhandlers often only enables self-destructive behaviors like alcoholism and drug addiction.

One former panhandler and addict has even stated, “Giving money to a panhandler is like giving a gun to someone who is suicidal.”

Les Muise Consulting






MacKay Fashions

5411 Spring Garden Road,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada, B3J 1G1
                                                                Monday, October 27, 2008

Attention: Mr. Alvin MacKay

Regarding: Attached Report

Dear Sir:

Alvin, further to our conversations as to the issue of ‘Aggressive Panhandling’ in Halifax, I’ve compiled some rather interesting information on the use of legislation as a deterrent and have I’ve included comments and stories from both sides of the argument.

As you know I’ve lived in the Downtown Business District in the past & most of my clients and friends live and work in the area. Over the past 20 years I have observed the dramatic increase in both the number of panhandlers and the level of aggressiveness that is used to solicit funds.

I don’t claim to be an expert in the area of social change but 25+ years as an independent consultant, including over six years on a ‘Citizens Advisory Committee’ that dealt with community issues has given me a fairly objective position from which to view this issue.

Once I began my study into the problem there was an amazing consistency in the comments I was receiving from my friends, family, clients and stakeholders in the issue. To paraphrase; ‘It’s getting worse & it’s time that the city deals with the problem…. Before it’s too late!’

Please review the package that I’ve provided and I’m available to assist in any way with your attempt to have this issue dealt with.

As always it’s been a pleasure dealing with you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours truly

Les Muise

Les Muise

Never say never…

Les Muise Consulting

59 Westridge Dr
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M3K3

Work: 902-443-2542


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Written by lesmuise

October 28, 2008 at 3:12 am

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