Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Yep 1984 came and went, despite Orwells prediction, but has surfaced in late 2009. One would think Politically Correct Police would be out chasing Drug Dealers, Rapists, Murders, But NOooooooooooooo, it seems Crime in Ontario must be slim picking for the Donut Squad to Run Down a Trucker sucking back a smoke in his own rig. Guess what? This ruling seems to apply to everyone even work at home stiffs, beware of cops and nosy neighbours peeking into your living room window while you tappity tap on your keyboard getting that report out. It will cost you big time!
Ontario’s transportation minister was surprised by the first charge laid in the province against a trucker for smoking in his rig but the province’s health promotion minister hopes the incident will help convince more people to butt out.
Ontario Provincial Police pulled over a truck on Highway 401 near Windsor on Wednesday when the driver was seen smoking.
Police handed out a $305 ticket because the truck is his workplace and smoking is prohibited at all workplaces in Ontario.
That’s the way the law is supposed to work, said Health Promotion Minister Margarett Best.