MONTREAL–Montreal police have asked the city to make it illegal for citizens to hurl insults such as "pig" and "doughnut eater" at officers.
Mayor Gérald Tremblay said yesterday his public security committee is mulling the request by Montreal's police brotherhood to slap offenders with fines.
The union wants Tremblay to make it illegal for the public to fire insults at police, regardless of whether they are profanity-laced.
"It's something that will be addressed – we know that other cities have passed some bylaws considering that subject," said Tremblay, who stressed that the city has not made any concrete decisions about banning indignities directed at police.. . .
. . .Montreal was also expected to pass a motion last night to meet another police request.
The city is considering a bylaw amendment that would prohibit protesters from covering their faces during demonstrations, except in certain situations.
So be careful the next time you're wearing your V for Vendetta mask at an anti-Scientology rally in Montreal, and a cop asks you to remove it, and you call him/her a Sus domestica, or accuse him/her of having an affinity for certain pastries.