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Protest to be held in Kelowna against mayor’s stance on travel

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July 31, 2021 - 4:31 PM

The B.C. Libertarian Party is holding a protest outside of Kelowna’s City Hall next week in response to the mayor’s request for visitors to not travel to the city unless they're fully vaccinated.

Earlier this week, Mayor Colin Basran asked visitors to stay away unless they are fully vaccinated, echoing Public Health’s recommendations for visitors to also avoid traveling to the Central Okanagan unless they’ve received their second COVID-19 vaccination amid rising cases in the region.

“Segregation based on medical status is wrong. Shaming businesses and people for living their lives is wrong,” Keith MacIntyre, B.C. Libertarian Party leader, wrote in a press release. “The B.C. Libertarian Party has no stance on what an individual does with their own body. We have members who are vaccinated and members who are not."

“Your body, your choice. That is our stance. Consistently.”

The protest is planned for Monday, Aug. 2 outside of city hall from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


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