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The Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI) is asking campers with recreational vehicles to set up in campgrounds, not in a mall parking lots.
According to the Halifax Daily News, the association has sent letters to the province and the Canadian cities of Summerside and Charlottetown asking politicians to look into the matter.
The group’s executive director, Don Cudmore, says he can’t figure out why RV owners wouldn’t choose a campground over a paved parking lot.
Cudmore added that it’s not healthy for RV owners to dump dirty water in parking lots instead of serviced camp sites.
The newspaper reported that currently there are currently no provincial or municipal laws on the books in P.E.I. to prevent the practice. Cudmore says tourism operators are lobbying government to change the legislation.
In the meantime, he’s asking box stores to cooperate by not allowing RVs to camp out in their parking lots.