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B.C. homeowner “fined” $5,200 for growing cucumbers in his basement?

Yet another case of regulatory excess — story by Sam Cooper of The Province, as published in the Abbotsford Mission Times:

Len Gratto on his property in Mission on Sat. Jan. 8, 2011. Len Gratto is ready to join an "imminent class action" law suit against Mission, for hitting him with a 5,200 grow op inspection fee. The 67 year old says he and his wife were growing cucumbers in the basement, he never grew pot, and he and many other Mission residents are being unfairly searched and fined. Photo by: Les Bazso, PNG

“There’s no way Len Gratto is paying a $5,200 fine to Mission city hall for growing cucumbers in his basement.

Gratto – a 67-year-old who has lived for 30 years with his wife in their Mission home – says he’s raring to join an imminent class-action lawsuit attacking the municipality’s grow-op bylaw inspections. Continue reading

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