SASKATOON, SK, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) says the City of Saskatoon refused to participate in mediation for Ashu M. G. Solo's prayer recitation complaint against Councillor Randy Donauer and the City of Saskatoon (Mayor's Office), even after SHRC found reasonable grounds to believe that the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code may have been violated.
On April 18, 2012, Mayor Don Atchison called on Donauer to try to lead a diverse audience in a Christian prayer at a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet organized by the Mayor's Office.
Before proceeding to SHRC, Solo tried to resolve his complaint with Atchison and Donauer, but they wouldn't discuss it with him. They also wouldn't discuss the issue with Justin Trottier, founder and advisor of the Centre for Inquiry Canada and board member of the Canadian Secular Alliance.
Solo will seek a judgment that bans prayer recitations at government organized events throughout Saskatchewan and that has persuasive value in other provinces too.
SOURCE: Ashu M. G. Solo
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