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Mayor reaffirms equal access to Nanaimo facilities

People of all faiths are allowed to use civic facilities, the mayor reaffirmed this week.

Mayor John Ruttan made a public statement at Monday’s council meeting that people of all faiths are guaranteed fundamental freedoms under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Human Rights Code of B.C. and are entitled to use city-owned and controlled facilities.

No changes have been made to a motion that advised the conference centre not to permit events if they are associated with people or organizations that promote or have a history of divisiveness, homophobia or other expressions of hate.

Ruttan said other opportunities will be looked at to quell or give assurances to the public that Nanaimo is an inclusive city.

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