On May 14, which was Mother's Day, I took my kids to Belcarra [Regional Park's] picnic area for fun.
We drove around for one hour after arriving.
We found a public parking lot, but that led my whole family to rush to the restroom.
We came back 30 minutes later, but we still got a $100 ticket, which is very expensive for my family.
I tried to explain to the officer from the Village of Belcarra, but they just denied my request of [possibly reducing] the penalty.
I told them we have kids to feed and I, meanwhile, only have a part-time job.
My pay is not even enough to pay for groceries, but they said they don't care because of the parking bylaw; [it] can't be reduce or waived.
I requested maybe I could finance pay or we might be starving in the next few days. Someone talking with me just said, "There is nothing. I can’t help you," then they hung up.
The law is law, but why are human rights even less than they're greedy to make money.
I can't even imagine how mean they are to treat a mom....They really just want money.
That is truly unfair.
To let a two-year-old baby and their parents starve; will they feel guilty about it?
- Paris Zhang, Delta