Gondek threatens $100k fines for Canada Day celebrations with fireworks
Celebrating Canada Day is racist for Calgary’s woke mayor.

TCS Wire

May 24, 2023

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek defended the city’s decision to scrap fireworks from this year’s Canada Day celebration, which includes $100,000 fines for Calgarians who set off their own without a permit.  

Gondek threatens $100k fines for Canada Day celebrations with fireworks

The city announced last week that it would finish off Canada Day with a  pyrotechnic show in place of what’s normally a massive fireworks show.

“I would encourage everyone to get to know a little bit more about what the celebration is about,” Gondek said in defending the decision to scrap the fireworks.

Gondek also asked Calgarians “to recognize the fact that it’s the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and there’s Truth and Reconciliation commitments.”

According to the city’s website, first-time offenders who set off fireworks without a permit are punishable by “Fines up to $100,000 and up to $1,000 for each day where the offence continues and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months.”

The city manager of arts and culture, Franca Gualtieri, who made the decision, said it was done in light of cultural sensitivities, community, and environmental concerns.

While the decision wasn’t the outcome of a city council vote, Coun. Kourtney Penner, Ward 11, also defended the choice, saying that overturning the decision would be “upholding colonialism and racism.” 

Outrage over the committee’s decision to scrap the fireworks show — and implement the pyrotechnic “pilot project” — has spread far and wide. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner chastised the decision earlier this week. 

“When our leaders make this choice a binary one, that as a people we can only do one at the expense of the other, we further divide our country instead of solving its problems,” Garner said.

She added, “Suggesting that Canada Day shouldn’t be a day for celebration does just that, and I won’t allow my community to be pushed into that corner.”

On Wednesday, the city of Toronto also canceled a planned Canada Day celebrations in Nathan Philips Square due to “resource constraints.” 

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