Robert's Rants
Robert's Rants
A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests

Ministry of Intimidation: No license? Bang!!!

Although I’ve never done anything wrong, being a saint and all, I still get slightly intimidated by the presence of police in uniform that are armed.  And yes, I was referring to the criminal sense in being “wrong”.  I’m seriously wondering if I was wrong to get our French bulldog, who at this moment, is removing yet another baseboard.

But, I know the police are our friends, and should be approachable, like most people, except when in uniform they are actually working.

But, I have to wonder why several (not all) but some, of the Ministries use uniformed & armed inspectors when making a routine inspection?  And obviously not just in our industry, but everything that falls under their bailiwick.

Is it really necessary? They may be enforcement folks, as they are enforcing one of the acts & regs and making sure we all comply, but why the police outfits?

Have you ever heard of a shoot-out at a weigh station or when they want to check your freight records?

I’m just curious when or how this got started?  Another mystery of the ages.

It could be me, but maybe suits and hidden shoulder holsters would be cooler looking, and then they can still shoot us.  More like Will Smith and the old guy in Men in Black.