snitch line

snitch line

n
(Law) Canadian a direct telephone or other communications link set up to allow people to report neighbours, colleagues, etc suspected of wrongdoing
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The 1998 curriculum Ford favours is bad enough on its own, but the premier also set up a snitch line so parents can report teachers who stray from the reinstated program.
The notion of Canadians calling a snitch line to report on their neighbours' activities created an angry public backlash against the Harper Conservatives.
Earlier this month, the White House unveiled a new section of its website called "Reality Check," which retails stale Obama talking points on healthcare and also included a snitch line for Obama supporters to inform the White House on opponents of Obamacare.
The obvious concern is that the new snitch line will enable the Obama administration to build an "enemies list," just as Richard Nixon did during his stay in the White House.
There is only one way to tackle those people who exaggerate personal injury claims - call the snitch line set up to stop them.
cleanliness, sobriety, chastity or, more generally, sexual conduct that dominated the investigations of social workers." Is the more modern invasion of female privacy any less strictly rigid with "spouse in the house" or "snitch line" regulations?
A Canadian "snitch line" set up as part of a 7 national firearms registry has received 3,200 calls from women concerned about spouses or estranged partners applying for 7 gun licenses.
The 1890 333 100 snitch line opened at 8am yesterday and it received its first call within an hour.
GARDAI are about to launch a "snitch line" for bad drivers, it has been revealed.
The switch from "snitch lines" to "help lines." Older ethics programs consisted largely of "snitch lines," in which employees were encouraged to report on others.
"Snitch lines" are giving way to "help lines" or "assist lines," in which employees call for personal advice on handling personal ethical dilemmas, or for clarification of company conduct, guidelines, as well as to report miscreants.
On the other hand, the very nature of open source software eliminates software piracy and measures necessary to enforce licensing (such as activation, snitch lines and forced audits).