Regional Chair Jim Bradley’s statement regarding the aggressive attack on Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister.
“The events witnessed on social media this weekend from Grand Prairie City Hall in Alberta were alarming and totally unacceptable in a democratic society.
Respectable dialogue, even when disagreement is present, is the appropriate way to express views on public issues. Acts of intimidation and threats are never acceptable.
Incidents of this kind have resulted in many good potential candidates for public office being discouraged from participating in the electoral process.
It was encouraging to hear the widespread condemnation of the verbal assault on the Deputy Prime Minister by elected officials of all political stripes and levels of government and was evidence of our collective desire to experience a return to civility in public discussion.”