If you don't like listening to your neighbours doing their noisy yard work on your day of rest, you may want to consider moving to Saguenay, Que., where Mayor Jean Tremblay is considering a Sunday ban on lawn mowers.
Tremblay recently proposed the idea of banning the use of lawn mowers through the entire day and, after public consultation, amended the idea to a ban at specific times.
The Journal de Quebec recently reported that a pilot project could be completed this summer, though much of the enthusiasm for the idea appears to have waned. According to the newspaper, the local response has been critical and even a local bishop has opposed the idea, if it was being made for religious reasons.
It is not entirely clear whether Tremblay was seeking the Sunday ban on religious grounds, though he has previously made national headlines for an extensive court battle over the right to recite a prayer before city council meetings.
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