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Historic Location Proving Earliest Hominid and Neanderthal Life: Stu Hart's Gym, Calgary
"I never understood the Jim Crow era in the U.S. Why would you treat certain people like that? . . . It's not as if they were Injuns."
"What the hell ya doin' takin' a trip up to Banff and Lake Louise? No self-respectin' Albertan goes there anymore -- yer more likely to hear some Neezer language up there than English!"
(Note: "Neezer" was a term used by said rancher to describe all things Oriental in nature -- Chinese Japanese, Taiwanese, etc.)
When a Canadian court ruled that a former doctor serving a long sentence in the Bowden correctional facility for sexual abuse of his patients had a "right" to see his children, his ex-wife was forced to bring the young girls (both younger than 8) to the prison for a visit. The visit was postponed after a scene at the prison gate during which a band of ranchers from the Red Deer area surrounded the vehicle carrying prison officials, the ex-wife, and the two young girls into the facility. The scene ended peacefully when cooler heads prevailed -- the ex-wife pointed out that overturning the vehicle with all those people inside (including the two girls) was not a good way to deal with an idiotic court ruling.
The postponement of the visit became a permanent cancellation the following day when the imprisoned doctor (visibly bruised and battered, by eyewitness accounts) filed a motion in court asking to have his request vacated.
This award goes to the guy who called up during an on-air debate on the death penalty in Canada. Notorious child-killer Clifford Olson was given a "mandatory" parole hearing even though there was no chance in hell he was ever going to be released, and the radio host asked the callers if they thought the mandatory hearings for people like Olson should be eliminated because they forced the victims' families to re-appear in court every few years to re-testify about the devastation that they had gone through.
After a few people gave opinions on either side of the issue, one caller (who may have sounded an awful lot like a wise old rancher from Water Valley) suggested that not only should Olson be given his mandatory parole hearings -- he should be paroled as soon as possible.
"Why the hell do you want this guy released?" asked the incredulous radio host.
"Because I want to kill the bastard -- but I can't do it while he's in prison."
This award goes to the immigration officials at Calgary Airport who detained a couple of American leftist freaks who were traveling to Calgary to take part in demonstrations against the meeting of the World Petroleum Congress in 2000. Turns out these two guys had been arrested and convicted for violent conduct at a demonstration in Quebec some time ago, and part of their sentence was that they were never to set foot in Canada again.
To ensure that these characters would not be disruptive in Calgary, they were shackled to a radiator in the offices of the immigration authority for the duration of the four-day event.