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Gary Smith of Grand Forks, Bhis office said..C.:1622669066889,, dresses up in pirate regalia and greets callers with an “Ahoy!”

To an outsider, it may appear to be a ridiculous gimmick. For this realtor and agricultural consultant, though, it’s all part of what he describes as his non-traditional faith.

Smith says that when he steps into a government office and poses for an ID card — while adorned with a three-cornered pirate’s hat or tricorne — he should be treated no differently than a turbaned Sikh.

But bureaucrats in the “licensing integrity” division of the Insurance Corporation of B.C. don’t see it that way. So Smith recently took the case to courtmobileImageUrl.

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