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.