8.6 C
New York
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Home Canadian News Waterloo Catholic District School Board won't fly any flag for Pride month

Waterloo Catholic District School Board won’t fly any flag for Pride month

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board says it won’t fly any flag to mark Pride month in June after receiving “feedback” from the community about a proposed flag design. 

The flag, “which was intended to send a message of unity and support, has instead led to division,” said the board’s chief managing officer John Shewchuk in an email statement Friday afternoon.

Last year, students at two Catholic high schools had petitioned the board to fly the rainbow flag in honour of Pride month. Instead, the board this year revealed a design featuring a multicoloured group of people looking at a figure of Jesus.

A student who had been part of the petition last year told CBC News she was disappointed the board had opted to fly a flag of its own design, rather than the traditional rainbow flag. 

The flag that was intended to be flown at schools across the board during June will instead be displayed in school foyers during the 2020-2021 school year, Shewchuk said. The board said it will consult with the LGBTQ community “on next steps leading to Pride Month 2021.”

Source link

Today news
Today News 1 runs four of the western GTA’s most influential media websites, offering news, food, lifestyle and entertainment coverage for millions to the Golden Horseshoe and GTA regions. The independently-run, online news source was founded in 2019 and specializes in everything from breaking news to food and restaurant, arts and entertainment and lifestyle coverage.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Why some Canadians are ready to travel; landlord boots tenant over tattoos: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every...

U.K. eyes temporary truck driver visas to ease fuel rationing

In a U-turn, the British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have triggered...

U.S. vaccination requirement for air passengers worries Canadians with mixed vaccines

Canadian travellers have been able to fly freely to the United States since the start of the pandemic, but new U.S. travel rules...

Resolving Meng case removes giant thorn from Canada’s business relationship with China

No matter how much political and popular outrage was stirred up by the Meng Wanzhou extradition case — both in Canada and in...

Recent Comments