WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who is trying to launch a charter challenge against a municipal bylaw that requires he mow a city-owned boulevard — an imposition he considers “slave labour” — didn't get his day in court Wednesday because his paperwork isn't in order.
Instead, Judge Donald Bryk sent Richard Hykawy home and told him to come back when he had his case together.
"This is not as simple as providing material to the court and asking the court to deal with it," Bryk told Hykawy. "This process is more complicated than you may understand."
Bryk said affidavits filed in support of Hykawy's claim were not written in the correct format. Court also heard Hykawy failed to provide notice of the charter challenge to the provincial and federal attorneys general, something he was ordered to do at his last court appearance in June.
Bryk adjourned the case and set no date for it to return to court.
Hykawy has mowed the boulevard outside his home just twice since 2008. He said he's paid fines totalling $1,500 tacked onto his property tax bill.