Saskatchewan city council wants to outlaw being mean


The proposed City of Saskatoon anti-bullying bylaw would also outlaw rumour mongering, taunting, mocking and ostracizing. Saskatoon city council asked city hall legal staff in February of 2014 to draft a bylaw to address concerns about bullying in the community. The final product will be considered by city council Monday.

Kate has a contest.

  • Bullies!

  • Xavier

    Are we headed in the same direction as the goat-defilers, where a trumped up allegation is enough to ruin (or take) a life? Everyday the bar for hurt feelings is lowered, and the penalties become greater.

  • Clink9

    It will be as effective as banning rain.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And it won’t stand up to a court challenge.

      • Clink9

        Libs believe they can change the laws of nature with a pen and paper.

  • tom_billesley

    Will they bring back the ducking stool for scolds?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can we have a jihad against false self-righteousness?

  • Kim Hanson

    Well, they can’t pass that. That would be mean.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I guess, if you are incapable of empathy as many are, this “law” doesn’t apply to you. “I hurt your feelings? What? What’re feelings and how can they be hurt? Are they bruised? Show me. I need to see your injured feelings because I have none of my own.”

    Fucking Saskatoon! Go back to watching your dog run away for three days. Everyone preferred you when you were just boring and criminally prone.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I lived in Saskatoon for a time.
    A ticket for going over time on a parking meter was fifteen bucks.
    It cost twenty to park there for the whole day.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This was a few years ago, maybe 4 or 5 years, but wasn’t there some Canadian MP who was about 70-75 with some early 20-something girlfriend who went berserk on an Air Canada flight due to an entirely unpredictable interaction of prescription medication and alcohol, and she got either booted off the plane in Saskatoon or he was from there.
    Does anyone else remember that?
    I just remember that story was my first real exposure to both Canadian politics and “Saskatoon”.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    So are they proposing locking up 13-year-old girls en masse?