September 24, 2017

New Brunswick town wages war on Halloween “mischief”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

As Halloween approaches, the government’s war on fun continues: A city council in Bathurst, New Brunswick has placed a ban on kids over 16 trick or treating, and is also imposing an 8pm curfew for Halloween night. 

Believe it or not though, this is an improvement from the Halloween bylaw that was implemented in 2005 which put the maximum trick or treat age at 14 and curfew at 7pm!

And, anyone caught violating the bylaw would get slapped with a $200 fine.

The council claims the rule has been put in place for public safety reasons, but how are they going to make this work? Are they going to I.D. everyone walking down the street?

As we often see with many rules of this sort, the government in Bathurst is punishing all kids for the bad behaviour of a few trouble-makers.

But, is this really about safety? It seems to me this is nothing but a way for the city to make a quick $200 bucks by enforcing the rules at their discretion.

Sadly, Halloween is slowly being erased as a Canadian tradition and you can thank political correctness and the government for taking the fun out of what should be an enjoyable night out.

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commented 2017-09-26 01:57:09 -0400
James Van Halen Canada is not the same , if you think it is you are demented. And the libs helped their terrorist hero hide the money from his victims, that is a FACT!
commented 2017-09-26 01:56:05 -0400
James Van Halen when Canada is subjugated.
commented 2017-09-25 15:23:41 -0400
Sorry Jack, don’t blame this political move by Trudeau on me, or the 71% who strongly disagreed with the backroom deal!
commented 2017-09-25 15:03:20 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

He did it because of people like you. Any amount of money is not going to be supported, so instead of losing in court, which is exactly what would have happened and having to pay a much more offensive amount of money, he did this to pay much less. It was a no-win situation.
commented 2017-09-25 14:51:50 -0400
Jack Carter, other lawyers and judges have said the opposite.
Why was Trudeau worried about “saving tax payer money” when he settled ahead of a trial; he has thrown billions outside of Canada. Shit, he could have used the 20 million he designated for the corrupt Clinton Foundation to mount a righteous fight before the judiciary. He gave the Clintons this “gift” after FBI investigations opened, who does that!?
commented 2017-09-25 14:30:08 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

When what time comes? When Trudeau is re-elected? When Canada continues to be the same Canada that it’s been to me since 1971?

I hope you are referring to Alberta separating. I REALLY look forward to when that time comes.
commented 2017-09-25 14:25:10 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt

Chretien, Martin and Harper would have lost and would have had to pay MANY millions more. Numerous lawyers and judges have spoken on that point in their professional opinion.

No one has to like what Trudeau did, but it was the right thing to do given the alternative.
commented 2017-09-25 12:30:45 -0400
James Ridson, thanks for posting additional info about Bathurst City Council. Strange and mysterious sound like apt descriptors of what constitutes priorities in this city. Wow!
commented 2017-09-25 12:09:40 -0400
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT What is next after this Halloween bylaw is another one which specifically clamped down on what were considered to be too-noisy motorcycles. Although the City of Bathurst already had a noise bylaw, it explicitly went after motorcycles that sound like your typical Harley and promptly pissed off almost every biker who ever travels through the city, both the locals and the out-of-town tourists. Opposition to the bike bylaw was swift. Tourism fell off as bikers protested by staying away. And the already economically-challenged city suffered a drop in business. Still, the city council stuck to its guns. It took a municipal election to bring in a new council and a anti-biker-bylaw councillor, Richard Barbeau, to overturn that biker bylaw. Coun. Barbeau, a seasoned business exec, then ran for the mayoralty in the following municipal election and lost out to the current mayor, Paolo Fongemie. Municipal politics in Bathurst are strange and mysterious with things like Halloween being front and centre even as major issues such a particularly-high tax rate and downtown waterfront that looks like a war zone due to incompetent handling of the demolition contract by the former council take a back seat. It’s a case of playing musical chairs on the deck of the Titanic. I know. I live there and have twice run unsuccessfully for the mayoralty of the city on a platform of economic development that, apparently interested no-one. I was soundly trounced at the polls.
commented 2017-09-25 09:57:14 -0400
Dan Mancuso – thanks for the laugh, and what you said is so true!
commented 2017-09-25 01:05:15 -0400
No need to worry, Halloween is a sound Canadian tradition.
commented 2017-09-24 23:57:12 -0400
James Van Halen when the time comes just remember who you stood to be counted with.
commented 2017-09-24 23:48:59 -0400
JAMES VAN HALEN, or whatever;
All the feces you fling around like a knuckle-dragging, flea-bitten, smelly baboon, only sticks to the inside of your own cage you retard. LOL.
commented 2017-09-24 23:45:38 -0400
It would seem ‘thegovernment’ at all levels – and sans partisanship – has gone lefty-globalist and are eagerly acting out their deep-seated fascistic tendencies – there’s a totalitarian dictator screaming to get out of most lefties. This is either representational of the morals version of the trickle down theory…or the well laid out and implemented plans of a vast world-wide Globalist conspiracy.
And it is escalating…
commented 2017-09-24 23:18:07 -0400

You actually pay money to the Rebel, just to espouse your Crap? Strange Fellow.
commented 2017-09-24 21:12:45 -0400
Jack, I disagree with your position/assessment re: Khadr payout. Unfortunately, you are assuming the civil case would bring Khadr the amount he was demanding, or any monetary settlement at all.
The remedy was repatriating him.
Had this matter gone to trial, and, ALL evidence was presented with the government vehemently opposing paying etc… would be the preferred course of action. Chretien, Martin and Harper would have never settled with Khadr ahead of a trial.
The majority of Canadians – 71% were very upset with how the Liberals handled this; and, believe it should have been a court ordered payment. The apology was another slap in the face.

I am reposting what I have said in other threads:
What I find so curious about the “infringement of Khadr’s Charter Rights” is when someone commits High Treason against Canada, why does the infringement take a front seat to the repeated acts of High Treason? The Canadian tax payer didn’t radicalize Khadr and train him to be a killer; we didn’t drop him off in Afghanistan with supplies to build IED’s; we certainly didn’t give him instructions to fight Canadian and American troops; we didn’t introduce him to Osama Bin Laden & yet, the government stole our tax dollars to pay for this despicable settlement.

High treason

(1) Every one commits high treason who, in Canada,

(a) kills or attempts to kill Her Majesty, or does her any bodily harm tending to death or destruction, maims or wounds her, or imprisons or restrains her;

(b) levies war against Canada or does any act preparatory thereto; or

© assists an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian Forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between Canada and the country whose forces they are.

Omar KHADR is guilty of HIGH TREASON under Sections B & C.

Khadr is an admitted & convicted terrorist. The majority of Canadians feel this political decision by the Liberal government as a deep betrayal, and, will never accept the Big Lies being trotted out by Trudeau, Gerald Butts, Ralph Goodale, McKenna and the mainstream media Trudeau groupies..

The SCoC did not attach a monetary amount or apology to it’s ruling; and the remedy was to Repatriate this killer.
A normal Prime Minister would have disputed this lawsuit before the judiciary and vehemently opposed any kind of payout. The legal team could have presented legal evidence which exists to support the position Khadr was an illegal enemy combattant; committing High Treason; was found guilty of five war crimes; was not a child soldier under Geneva Convention, a court did not find that Khadr had been tortured as he claimed.

The way I see it, the Liberal Party of Canada owes the taxpayers at least 10.5 million dollars (it could be more) as the “settlement details are confidential”.

IED construction Video with Omar Khadr (Trial Video)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. OMAR AHMED KHADR a/kIa’" Akhbar Farhad" a/kIa “Akhbar Famad” a/kIa “Ahmed Muhammed Kbali”

Stipulation of Fact

1. This stipulation of fact is entered into by the Prosecution and Defense knowingly and voluntarily in the case of United States v. Omar Ahmed Khadr (hereinafter “the accused”). It is hereby stipulated and agreed, by and between the Prosecution and Defense, with the express consent of the accused, that the following facts are true.
See link
commented 2017-09-24 21:12:23 -0400
James Van Halen where did you say you hated this? ANd the Rebel is transparent, more so than the CBC.
commented 2017-09-24 21:11:10 -0400
James Van Halen many of those spend too much on implementation. And the government did not have to pay Khadr anything , where do you get the idea that they did? And they hid the money from his victims like worms, no excuse for that. He can sue, he can get sued, or is he a SPECIAL PERSON? Oh yeah liberals think so.
commented 2017-09-24 20:59:03 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

I think this is stupid and wrong – I thought that much was obvious. Do you feel better now little boy?
commented 2017-09-24 20:57:07 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

There are countless amazing causes to give money to that have nothing to do with The Rebel. They also offer much better transparency than The Rebel does. I would rather give my money to more reputable organizations, but ultimately it’s all good as long as you give.
commented 2017-09-24 20:53:13 -0400
James Van Halen you have called us uptight or prudish in the past, yet you do not criticize prudish bylaws that prevent people from enjoying life. SAD!
commented 2017-09-24 20:52:11 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Actually it didn’t hit the desired goal, but sure – they got some money. It doesn’t erase all the other highly questionable begging for money that The Rebel does and the reason why Lauren Southern quit.

The Liberal government would have had to pay FAR more later if they didn’t make the deal. I realize you find the payout to be disgusting, but Trudeau actually saved tax payer money by comparison to what he would have had to pay otherwise.

I trust you can understand that less is better in this regard, even if you don’t agree with it.
commented 2017-09-24 20:51:08 -0400
More control freak lefties.

James Van Halen you will not donate to people like the vet who needed a wheelchair? Why the hell not?
commented 2017-09-24 20:28:40 -0400
Oh Jack, your loss. The campaign to support the Speer children was very successful. The money has been transferred and Canadians were happy to contribute in light of the Liberal government paying a convicted terrorist.

If you have reservations about contributing to Rebel Media’s internet traffic; there is a solution.
commented 2017-09-24 20:19:51 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

I am not going to financially support anything through The Rebel. It’s bad enough that I contribute to their internet traffic, but I certainly donate to more reputable sources.
commented 2017-09-24 20:09:41 -0400
Now Jack, you know that is not the case; there are some very good causes & people choose to support them or not.
Again, how much did you donate to Remember them? Omar Khadr murdered their father.
commented 2017-09-24 20:07:00 -0400
Oh how nice. Holly gives out candy on Halloween. I wonder if she dresses up.
commented 2017-09-24 19:59:11 -0400
Peter Netterville,

Nothing going on in your pathetic life that you have to comment on other posters here? Don’t you have some IT work to do?
commented 2017-09-24 19:57:54 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

There never needs to be an actual reason for Ezra to ask suckers for money.