Canada Outlaws Wearing of Masks at Unsanctioned Government Protests: Punishing DissentThe conservative Canadian government, as of June 19, has made the wearing of a mask during an “unlawful assembly” a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company website, the bill’s sponsor in the Canadian parliament claims it is aimed at rioters who cause vandalism or violence (which sometimes is, however, precipitated by police intervention).

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