Thursday, September 27, 2007

Canadian Dhimmitude

Hookah lounges exempt from bylaw
Frances Bula, Vancouver Sun
Published: Friday, September 21, 2007

Vancouver's hookah-parlour owners are celebrating after winning an exemption Thursday from a proposed new bylaw that will ban smoking on most sidewalks in commercial districts, in bus shelters and even in taxis passing through Vancouver.

In giving the bylaw unanimous approval-in-principle, Vancouver city council members bowed to arguments that hookah lounges provide an important cultural space for the city's Muslims and granted them a temporary exemption.

Entire article here.

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