This June 2007 series by the Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor was based on analysis of a database of 2.3 million parking citations. It’s a subject close to just about everyone’s heart. This is an excerpt from the leadoff story:
“If you’ve ever been tagged with a parking ticket downtown, chances are you know his work. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you may have taken it in vain.
“John Raine is the ranking king bee of Ottawa’s green hornets. Since 2000, Mr. Raine has issued more parking tickets, worth more money, than any other parking control officer in the city.”