While you were sleeping: Naked policeman arrests fugitive in sauna
Here’s what happened while Ariana Grande charmed the Bell Centre.
The English Montreal School Board is in talks about offering space at an adult education school in Montreal North to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île. They’re doing this instead of waiting for the provincial government to decide which of the EMSB’s underused schools will be handed over to the overcrowded francophone boards next yea. The details have not been fully sorted out and the offer is not yet official, but EMSB vice-chairperson Joe Ortona confirmed that the board has been discussing a deal to hand over all or part of its Galileo Adult Education Centre. The school offers a Social Integration Services Program (SIS) for adults who experience difficulties of a psychological, intellectual, social or physical nature, as well as basic French and English language courses and high school completion courses to adults. In the basement of the two-storey complex is a satellite campus of the Rosemount Technology Centre, which offers vocational training to adults.
Constitutional lawyer Julius Grey says Quebec’s proposed secularism law could be fought using the tactics of the civil disobedience movement. As municipalities, school boards and teachers’ federations promise to defy Bill 21, which would ban government employees including police officers and teachers from wearing religious symbols, Grey is suggesting those acts of defiance could contribute to the eventual dissolution of the regulation if it becomes law. “Defying the law is a well-established legal activity in certain circumstances,” Grey told the Montreal Gazette. “It has to be very narrowly circumscribed — there has to be a very special conscience-driven concern. I think there may be an issue in this case if you are asked not to hire certain people, or promote certain people.”
There’s no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden. Not even sitting naked in a sauna. Police spokewoman Carina Skagerlind says an off-duty police officer found himself sitting in the same sauna in Rinkeby, a Stockholm suburb, as a fugitive who had dodged a jail sentence for aggravated assault, among other offenses. Skagerlind says after recognizing each other, “the naked police officer calmly told the man that he should consider himself arrested.” She said Tuesday the officer called colleagues to pick up the fugitive, adding “the arrest was undramatic and the wanted man didn’t try to flee.” The officer was praised for the March 29 arrest and police warned fugitives on Facebook: “We are everywhere. Even if you do not see us, we are there.”