Editor's Note: Having lived in Canada for over 30 years, I can unreservedly affirm that the threat of Vandalism and Violence is NOT GROWING in Canada; by and large Canada is a safe and peaceful place, even in big cities like Toronto and Montreal. Yet Draconian laws, the kinds of which are not likely to be on the books even in Communist China are routinely passed by the Canadian Parliament. Since Canadian people are asleep at the wheel, they will soon awaken to find themselves living in the Soviet Union of Canada, in which Freedom and Rights will only be found in history books!______________________________________________________________________
Canadian lawmakers weren’t exactly in the Halloween spirit when they approved a new bill on Wednesday. The legislation makes it illegal to wear masks during riots and protests. Guilty parties could face up to 10 years in prison. Bill C-309 passed with a vote of 153 to 126 in the Canadian Parliament. It will now move on to the Senate. If it becomes law, mask-wearers at riots face up to 10 years in jail. Those busted wearing a disguise at an unlawful protest could be sentenced to up to five years in the big house. The sanctions would not apply to those taking part in peaceful demonstrations or protests. Parliamentarian Blake Richards, who sponsored the bill, says the measure is aimed at targeting the “growing threat” of vandalism and violence.