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Pride rally in Emo in June 2020 following township following a decision by council to defeat a proclamation declaring the month Pride Month. Image: Caitlin Hartlin

Human Rights Tribunal begins tomorrow

By Randy Thoms Jun 3, 2024 | 4:30 PM

A long-waited Human Rights Tribunal involving Borderland Pride and the Township of Emo begins tomorrow.

The tribunal is hearing the Pride group’s complaint against the township for not approving Pride Month in 2020 or flying the Pride flag.

Borderland Pride had offered to drop the complaint earlier this year if the township issued an apology, made financial compensation, undertook diversity and inclusion training for council, and committed to adopting future Pride proclamations.

Four days have been set aside to hear the complaint.

Emo Mayor Harold McQuaker, Councillor Harrold Boven and former Councillor Warren Toles are expected to testify.

All three voted against the proclamation put forward by Borderland Pride.