Parking: Is it a right?

I commented elsewhere on this CBC story about a woman with parking troubles in Griffintown. I averred that the city is not obliged to provide drivers with free places to leave their cars. Someone else rather snottily told me that, since drivers pay fees, indeed they are entitled to street parking.

I admit I don’t see it but I don’t know what the law says here. I think as the car invaded our society it was just assumed you could leave your car wherever you liked, so by now it’s simply an assumption car owners tend to make unless a big sign tells them otherwise. Who’s right?