MP’s bill to curb masked rioters at events

A bill sponsored by Wild Rose MP Blake Richards has passed third reading in the House of Commons and, if approved by the senate, could implement stiff penalties for those who conceal their identity while participating in a riot or unlawful assembly.

Bill C-309, otherwise known as the Concealment of Identity Act, is Richards’ private member’s bill that was first introduced in Oct. 2011 and will apparently provide police officers with a new tool to prevent, de-escalate and control riots. Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.

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