Canadian man cites ‘equality’ in quest to wear Oilers hat on driver’s license

Friday March 11th, 2016

A Canadian man thinks he should be able to wear an Edmonton Oilers hat for his driver’s license photo and his rationale will blow your mind. 

Ken Egilsson lives in Red Deer, Alberta, a small city between Edmonton and Calgary. He’s a big hockey fan and his driver’s license needs to be renewed.

When he went to the DMV (or whatever they call the DMV in Canada), he refused to take his hat off for his photo. Why? “Equality.”

Egilsson was interviewed on CBC radio Thursday, arguing that an Oilers hat is no different from a religious head covering (which can be worn on a driver’s license).

“We say all the time we have a separation between church and state in Canada,” said Egilsson. 

“So if we have a separation between church and state then you should not be allowed to use any religious or cultural beliefs to circumvent laws that we already have in place.”

“If certain people or certain groups are allowed to cover their head, then I should be able to cover my head based on equality,” he added.

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“I would say hockey is a religion for lots of Canadian men and boys,” Eligsson argued, apparently unaware that women can like hockey (or win four consecutive Olympic gold medals).

He’s probably just bald, right?

- Dan Gartland

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