A turnout of under 30 % isn't a vindication for any white male councillor. A more apt description is a repudiation by the 70%.
How does HRM benefit with diversity equalling two women out of a total of 19 people? With one person from the African Nova Scotian community? HRM elected an overwhelmingly white male HRM Council plus a Mayor. They do not represent the community and don't forget, 70% of residents didn't vote.
Tel Aviv's LGBT community is known worldwide for its inclusion and tolerance. It could be time to involve the sponsors of Pride week who ought to have serious doubts about funding this hatefest against a local Jewish organization.
Israel actually gives refuge to gay men fleeing persecution in Gaza. All the other countries in the region are dictatorships. But the author doesn't want to "critically engage" these hard truths
Queer Arabs of Halifax should get used to this being an inclusive, multicultural country. We don't banish groups that make us uncomfortable. It is quite disturbing that a spokesman has now brought Syrian refugees into the picture. Is she saying that Syrian refugees can now object to the presence of Jews in Halifax? Has no one explained to them that Canada is multiracial and multicultural and that newcomers immigrate to this country to escape the kind of intolerance now being promoted?
The next thing you know, certain groups will be offended that Jewish people are in the parade, or watching it. WHERE do these demands end! Hint: this is CANADA, we are inclusive!
Raze it to the ground, the sooner the better. A tumbledown eyesore must be bulldozed. Sick of the whiners.
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