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Is it illegal to spit on the streets of Vancouver, and what penalty applies?

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Prohibition against spitting
It is illegal to spit on the public streets of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia: clause 4.21 of the City of Vancouver Health By-Law No. 6580 (the “Health By-Law”) says:
No person shall expectorate, urinate or defecate in or on any public street, lane or park except in any public facility specifically provided for that purpose.

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