Just an update about our busking troubles here in Nanaimo BC Canada, As another busking season is closing in we have been forced to buy busking licences again as our city council have failed us in reviewing our municipal busking bylaw and have placed us as professional buskers in the same category as the homeless, the drug adicted, alcohol abuse clients, and people with mental ilnesses We are being labeled as a danger to the public and being asked to allow the safer streets committee to regulate busking here in Nanaimo. We believe that busking is part of the performing arts and a part of the culture in our community. We have registered a society with our government called THE BEAT OF THE STREET busking society and have decided to try and have the bar raised on busking and try to educate people about how important busking is to all community's all over the world, We are also sending out a message that busking and panhadling are 2 totally different things. Buskers work for their money while panhandlers beg for theirs. There is no comparison between the two.