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O Canada!

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 15, 2016

O Canada!
Latest Behavior Standards: (1) The town council in Bracebridge, Ontario, approved a new municipal bylaw in March ending existing prohibitions on people engaging in "yelling, shouting, hooting or similar noises." (Other noise controls, such as on audio devices, or by humans between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., remain in effect.)

(2) Also in March, the city council in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was considering a proposed anti-bullying bylaw prohibiting gossip or (according to the National Post) "rumor- mongering, name-calling, taunting, mocking and ostracizing" -- not only in the streets and parks but in "public" places such as bars and restaurants. [Toronto Star, 3-23-2016] [National Post, 3-19-2016]