What if Canadian governments rigorously enforced all the laws of the land, regardless of any costs or complaints that might arise? In my latest Québécois Libre article, "The Police State Needed to Enforce Vice Laws," I argue not only that it might be literally impossible economically speaking, what with the costs of extra police and prisons and lost productivity, but also that it would require that we live under a police state.
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Bradley Doucet is a Montreal writer and the English Editor of Le Québécois Libre.
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