The story of the Winnipeg couple in their 70’s, ordered to repaint their home by May or face a $1000 fine and possible six months imprisonment is a clear example of governing by threat. The city councillor for the area of Winnipeg where the elderly couple live hardly seemed contrite. This is the kind of intentional bureaucratic bullying which with enough similar incidents provides shape and popular appeal to the arguments of Donald Trump.
Have you experienced a memorable incident of what might be described as official bullying from a bylaw officer, CRA, police, some arm of government? An incident which left a negative impression on and with you?