Its true! some politicians really have nothing else to do!
If you stop and think about it, most politicians are powerless to do anything except make or repeal laws AND vote on budgets -- When one complains to one's elected representative, one risks having new law made.
When crime goes up because the laws can't be enforced, the politicians respond with new laws that can't be enforced.
Doug, the factory hitch on the Mitsu is NOT a bumper hitch -- It's more like the Euro style -- The ball plate bolts to the vertical surface of the frame-connected hitch with four bolts -- Doesn't stick out very far and would be tedious to remove compared to conventional ballmount/drawbar.
What does the Province do about reinforced step bumpers with a hole for a ball? My '98 Ranger came from the factory that way -- Rated for at least 2,000 lbs -- I installed a Class 3 receiver because it's sturdier and more flexible.