A City of Victoria councillor is sweet on the idea of handing out candy suckers to late-night, inebriated revellers after leading a successful Canada Day test run.
Following the traditional fireworks display, which drew an estimated 30,000 people to downtown Victoria, Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe, her husband, two City of Victoria staff and Victoria Police Department officers doled out hundreds of red and blue lollipops to loud and aggressive, mostly young, men.
Ms Thornton-Joe said after the men popped a lolly in their mouths, their nasty energy all but dissolved.
They got calmer after taking the lollipops, she said.
It had an immediate effect — via redwolf.newsvine.com