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Behaviour: Enforcement Officers and Cause

behaviour: If a bully is defined too broadly and the powers of discretion that are in the hands of enforcement officers are too broad, then you set yourself up for the potential of conflict, Knutson said, according to Vancouver Courier. The first draft of the bylaw defined bullying behaviour as repeated behaviour intended to cause, or that should have been known to cause, fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other forms of harm to another person. It's a quandary that has plagued several jurisdictions that try to proactively stem bullying through legislation before the problem crosses a criminal line.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver has changed; its approach to schools must change, too Heavily armed police presence at Vancouver's Italian Day sparks public debateCTV Vancouver parts ways with Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen Gangs of Vancouver Russell Knutson, chair of the Yukon Human Rights Commission, said the proposed bylaw appears to trample on both the Constitution and the Canadian Human Rights Act. It also included creating a negative environment and objectionable or inappropriate comments, but excluded nuisance behaviours. Knutson said the practice of random identification checks, or carding, can lead to racial discrimination because visible minorities are often confronted more often by enforcement officers. Beyond that, it grants an enforcement officer the power to require a person suspected of bullying to produce identification. ( As reported in the news.