Victoria, BC man demanding resignation of Mayor Gray

9/5/2012

A Victoria, BC man is demanding Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray resign over a proclamation.

Dave Jarvis says he's outraged over Kelowna Council's decision to uphold the "Protect Human Life Week" proclamation, taking place at the end of this month.

Jarvis says the proclamation goes against the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that it needs to be rescinded.

"This in my mind, goes against the 1988 ruling that said you are not allowed to impose your own morality on anyone. That includes pregnant women."

The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has also started a letter writing campaign demanding the proclamation be scrapped.

Meantime, Kelowna's Right to Life Society is threatening to file a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal if the proclamation is cancelled.

The "Pro-Life" proclamation was introduced four years ago while Sharon Shepherd was in office.

 

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