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Stiff fines fail to stop skateboarders

On any given day, you're likely to see, and hear, skateboarders in Place de la Paix.

It's a small square - not quite a park - near the corner of René-Lévesque and Saint-Laurent boulevard.

A city by-law says it's illegal to "use urban equipment for uses other than those intended."

The fine for breaking the law is $653.

But that isn't stopping some local skateboarders from continuing to use the park.

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