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Zero Tolerance, Canadian Style

Yann Marcotte has gone swimming at the municipal pool in Ste-Julie, Que., Canada, for 12 years. But this year, the pool changed its rules: everyone has to wear a swimming cap, even if they don’t have long hair. “When I swim [with a cap on], it’s very, very hot,” he complains. “It’s very uncomfortable.” So he has refused to wear one. “But it is not the law. It is just a pool rule.” And, he added when they called the police on him, “I’m not a criminal.” He has complained to the city recreation board, but when they turned down his appeal, he stopped swimming at the pool. He refuses to wear a cap for a very good reason: he’s bald. (RC/CBC) ...And they refuse to make an exception for a very good reason: they’re obliviots.
Original Publication Date: 11 October 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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