Douglas Todd: How Quebec’s religious restrictions compare to harsh regimes

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:00:03 +0000

Opinion: Compared to beheadings in Egypt and religious ‘re-education’ camps in China, Quebec’s restrictions on head scarves are mild. Yet they’re still worth debating.

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B.C. RCMP cutting more than $10 million from provincial units

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:06:26 +0000

The cuts affect the “provincial business line,” — the RCMP budget in B.C. that covers the cost of 2,600 Mounties in small detachments across the province as well as some of the funding for integrated units like IHIT and CFSEU.

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Maple Ridge cracks down on panhandling

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:12:43 +0000

Maple Ridge has become the latest B.C. city to crack down on panhandling, approving Tuesday night its Safer Streets Bylaw. Council voted 6-1 in favour of the bylaw, which aims to regulate, abate and prohibit aggressive solicitation in the city of Maple Ridge, according to a staff report. Under the legislation, panhandlers could be fined […]

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