The case against youth curfews. I am not sure why towns enact any sort of curfew other than to control its citizenry. The notion that the public space that publicly owned can be restricted by a bunch of councillors is quite abhorrent. Especially when it is used as a tool of social control as it has been in many parts of the US with racial unrest. Sometimes ordinances didn't have youth curfews but prohibited distribution of offensive materials to kids.
So what is our excuse here in Alberta?