Wednesday, March 7, 2012
When Verdun banned short shorts.
Thanks to Nadine over at the Decouvrir Verdun Facebook page who dug up this Radio-Canada news report from 1963. Listen as a tight-laced civic leader discusses a new bylaw banning the wearing of "short, short shorts." The report is filmed at the Natatorium, Verdun's lovely and well-used swimming complex on the edge of the St. Lawrence River. Local youths weigh in over whether they are for the rule or against it. Opinion seems to run against the anti-short shorts rule, especially among the teenaged boys.