Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Montreal Woman Threatened With $1000 Fine For Tanning Topless In Jeanne-Mance Park

Most of the time, when you hear talk about the inequalities between men and women, it's mostly about the differences in salary.

But there's another issue that should bet getting more attention, the fact that women are being denied a right that men can enjoy freely. The right to be topless in public. 

READ ALSO: Women In Montreal Will Be Allowed To Go Topless In Public This Summer 2017

Montreal may have a lot of naked themed events, like the Naked Bike Ride, and the No Pants Montreal Metro Ride, but in Quebec it's still illegal for women top be topless in public. 

Yesterdays a woman named Jessica was relaxing in a park while drawing in her sketchbook and she decided to take her top off since it was so hot. Police approached the woman and threatened her with a $1000 fine if she didn't put her top back on.

A Montreal woman says she was threatened with a $1000 fine for sitting in Jean Mance park topless. Says the law is sexist. #cjad

June 13, 2017

Regardless of how you feel personally about nudity, the real issue here is the that that women's bodies are being policed, while men are allowed to carry on. 

Here's what she had to say about it:

***Woman in cover photo is not Jessica Sallay-Carrington***

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.