Inequity in traffic enforcement was noted

Idle No More protest likely did not bother to get a road closure permit.

The Jan. 25 PNR noted on page 9 that “Olson and Mayor Alastair Bryson acknowledged the work by the Central Saanich Police during the Idle No More protest on Jan. 16. Both said the police worked efficiently to keep the protest safe and traffic moving … “

Followed immediately by: “The Director for the Tour de Victoria approached council with a request for road closures for the bicycle race … “

The Tour director may have made a mental note of the inequity of process and enforcement as the instigators of the Idle No More protest likely did not bother to get a road closure permit. And the police were subsequently lauded for not upholding the law.

Frank Witthoeft


Central Saanich



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