Repeated gossiping in public could soon become illegal in Saskatoon.
Rumour-mongering, name-calling, taunting, mocking and ostracizing would also be outlawed under a proposed anti-bullying bylaw.
Saskatoon city council asked staff in February 2014 to draft a bylaw to address concerns about bullying. The final product will be considered by council on March 21.
The law as written would apply to such obvious public places as parks and streets, but also to such private establishments as bars and restaurants.