It's much easier to be aware of uncoming traffic at intersections on a bicycle.
If not making a full stop at that intersection was so dangerous, surely that TV crew would have a lot of footage of dangerous near misses and collisions , right ?
Well, since Canada is the historical name of New-France and was inhabited by the original Canadiens, it certainly makes sense to root for them ;)
We'll let the rest of Canada root for Les feuilles d'érables...
There's few articles about trucks getting bigger, more dangerous for pedestrians and, ironically, less adapted to actually transport stuff :
These "very special individuals" appear in the organization from time to time (I've met less than an handful during my 20+ years). And these "very special individuals" cause an extraordinary amount of chaos and grief. They get trough because even the greatest weirdos can usually manage to keep...
It's actually a Guards flash which would be consistent with prior service with the GGHG. The CIC badge is really outdated and combined with the outdated rank slide, I'm pretty certain, unfortunately, that he was a CIC Officer at some point but at the very least 5 or 6 years ago.
The cap badge definitely looks like CIC. But he's also wearing an old-style OCdt slip-on (thin bar, no star). I think he might have been an active CIC / COATS officer at some point but I doubt he is one now.
I think he likes to play dress-up :
As this is in Quebec, the mandate can also be drawn by a notary :
The best Quebec specific overview of the process that I found is here ...