Racism not an issue in Courtney, mayor says
Brennan Clarke Victoria - Last updated on Wednesday, Jul. 08, 2009 10:17PM EDT A s the shock waves continued to reverberate over a race-based assault in Courtenay, B.C., last Friday night, Mayor Greg Phelps defended his council's refusal to join the community's latest anti-discrimination efforts.
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#1 Jul 9, 2009
Until Courtenay's Mayor Phelps step up and firmly endores the very Comox Valley Community Justice Centre anti-discrimmination protocols he (and other council members) recently rejected, his recent public statements of outrage over this blatant, potentially community-shattering act of racial violence will continue to ring hollow.
Isn't it obvious?
Without bold and far-sighted action--in addition to indignant words--in opposition to such vicious racist attacks against our fellow citizens--Courtenay's reputation can nly deteriorate further.
It's not 'over' yet: the whole world's still watching ...
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