CITY OF WEYBURN
BYLAW NO. 2006-3084
A BYLAW TO REGULATE BULLYING AND PUBLIC FIGHTING
IN THE CITY OF WEYBURN
WHEREAS it is deemed desirable to regulate the bullying and public fighting within the City of Weyburn;
The Council of the City of Weyburn, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:
- This Bylaw shall be cited as the “Anti Bullying and Public Fighting Bylaw”.
- In this Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings set out herein:
In this Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression:
- â€œBullyâ€ means;
(a) any objectionable or inappropriate comment, conduct or display by a person;
(b) directed at an individual, not of the same household;
(c) intended to intimidate, humiliate, ridicule, or isolate; and
(d) which causes or is likely to cause physical or emotional distress.
- â€œChief of Policeâ€ means the Chief of Police of the Weyburn Police Service and anyone authorized to act on behalf of the Chief of Police.
- â€œCity means the City of Weyburn.
- â€œFightâ€ means any confrontation involving violent physical contact between two or more willing participants occurring in any public place.
- â€œPolice Officerâ€ means:
(a) a sworn member of the Weyburn Police Service; or
(b) any person appointed under The Police Act, 1990 as a special constable or peace officer.
- â€œPublic Placeâ€ means any place in the City that is open to the public and to which the public is customarily admitted or invited and includes:
(a) any building to which the public is ordinarily permitted access;
(b) any vehicle used for the public transportation or a commercial vehicle for hire that is used to transport members of the public;
(c) any street, highway, sidewalk, lane, alley, bridge, causeway or other place, whether publicly or privately owned, that is used or intended for the passage of pedestrians or vehicles;
(d) any parking lot or other place, whether publicly or privately owned, that is used for parking a vehicle;
(e) any park or open space to which the public is ordinarily permitted access, whether upon payment or otherwise; and
(f) any school, as defined in The education Act, including school grounds;
- â€œYoung personâ€ means a young person as defined in The Summary Offences Procedures Act, 1990.
- ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT:
The Chief of Police is authorized to:
(a) administer and enforce the provisions of this Bylaw and is a designated officer for the purposes of Part XII, Division 4 of The Cities Act; and
(b) delegate to any police officer any power, duty or function assigned to the Chief of Police by this Bylaw.
(1) No person shall:
(a) participate in a fight;
(b) encourage in any way a person involved in a fight; or
(c) record, photograph or distribute any videotape, recording, or photograph of any person involved in a fight.
(2) Any fight that occurs as part of an organized sporting event is exempted from the application of this section.
(3) Any recording, photograph, distribution or publication of any videotape, recording or photograph of any person involved in a fight is exempted from the application of this section where it was that of a person engaged in news gathering:
(a) for any newspaper or other paper containing public news; or
(b) for a broadcaster licensed by the Canadian Radio- Television Commission to carry on broadcasting transmitting undertaking;
And such recordings, photograph distribution or publication was reasonable in the circumstances and was necessary for or incidental to ordinary news gathering.
(1) No person shall bully another person in any public place.
(2) No person shall bully another person through written or electronic communication.
- OFFENCE BY YOUNG PERSON
The provisions of The Summary Offences Procedures Act, 1990 apply to any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by a young person under this Bylaw.
(1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this Bylaw is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable:
(a) to a fine of not more than $2,000;
(b) in addition, or as an alternative to a fine imposed pursuant to clause (a), the court may order the person, or young person and their legal guardian, to attend an anti-bullying course recommended by the prosecutor, or both.
(2) When a police officer issues a summary ticket for a violation of this Bylaw, that police officer may enter on the ticket the amount of $100 which, if paid within the time prescribed, will be accepted as a guilty plea to the offence.
(3) Any person who is in default of payment of a fine imposed pursuant to this section may be liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ninety days.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or other portion of this Bylaw is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, that portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and the holding of the court shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Bylaw.
- COMING INTO FORCE
This Bylaw shall come into force on December 15, 2006.