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By fmurray (registered) | Posted July 19, 2019 at 15:29:26

If you know Cameron Kroetsch and Graham Crawford, you'll know they always support "...a better, fairer, more equal country by working together". This article glosses over -- no completely obliterates -- the history of events. Many people wrote to the mayor, or spoke to the mayor, about possible ways forward, urging him to meet with Council's OWN LGBTQ Advisory Committee, to listen, to act with humility and to learn from people with lived experience before he tried to create a cookie-cutter solution behind closed doors with his hand-picked representatives. The police and mayor have not acted with anything like humility, mutual respect or grace.

It sounds like you expect all of the effort to take place on one side of the table and the table has to be set up on THEIR terms. How is this equitable? That is not the way to approach collaboration as equals -- surely you must know this from working in the community on PB?

Thank you for your work on the Wesley Day Centre, but as you mention, these two situations are completely different.

P.S. FYI, what I've learned is as an ally, you go when you are asked to stand with the group/person to whom you are an ally. If you are asked to stay away for any reason, you trust the person and the request.

Comment edited by fmurray on 2019-07-19 16:41:07

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