Name-calling bullies face fines in Hanna, Alta.

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David Feil, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:22 PM ET

HANNA, ALTA. - Bullies now face fines and possible jail time for calling people names in this town, and their followers who cheer on their taunts could be forced to pay up, too.

Town council's anti-bullying bylaw came into effect last month. Investigations will be done at the RCMP’s discretion based on the consistency and severity of the insults.

The punishment for breaching the bylaw is a $250 fine for the first offence with subsequent offences carrying a fine of up to $1,000, six months in jail or community service.


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