An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IT’S TRUE THE WORLD is more complicated than it used to be but that’s because we make it that way.
In the old days, a community group would ask for its flag to be hoisted on the pole outside City Hall during its “week.” The mayor would go outside and raise the flag and have a picture taken with the group.
Because of the contentious political opinions of some of those groups, council later decided to do away with the practice and reserve it for visiting delegations and such.
Then, last year there was some negative media coverage when Kamloops Pride’s request to fly its flag during the Pride Parade was turned down due to the policy.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.