Human rights commission to investigate prayer complaint
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission with investigate a complaint against the City of Saskatoon over a prayer that was offered during a civic event.
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:17AM CST
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission will investigate a complaint against the City of Saskatoon and a city councillor.
Saskatoon resident Ashu Solo launched the complaint last year over a prayer offered by Coun. Randy Donauer during a volunteer appreciation banquet held in April 2012.
At the time, Solo said he was “extremely offended by the inclusion of a Christian prayer, which makes non-Christians feel like second-class citizens.”
In a letter, the commission says they have determined there is sufficient evidence to suggest the code may have been violated.
Last December, Solo lodged a complaint with the city over "Merry Christmas" greetings that appeared on the message board of city buses.