For John, BLUF: The right to not use the handrail affirmed in Canada. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Fox News, by Miss Nicole Darrah, 1 December 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
A Canadian woman who was arrested for not holding on to an escalator handrail has been awarded $20,000 in damages by the nation's Supreme Court.And here is the Supreme Court of Canada:
Bela Kosoian was riding an escalator at the Montmorency Montreal Metro station in Laval, Quebec, in 2009 when an officer stopped her because she wasn't holding on to a handrail, as she was looking through her purse. A sign that stated "caution" and "hold handrail" was located near the escalator.
This case was about civil liability for doing something wrong. In a free and democratic society, police officers can’t interfere with people’s freedoms except where the law says so. They have to know the law and act within it.Earlier we talked about Canada's abhorrence of Free Speech. Here we see that the Canadians have not totally forgotten about the Rights of Englishmen, and kudos to them for that.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff