Alberta's Infrastructure Ministry says Pride Flag Can Fly at Taber's Provincial Building

Photo Courtesy of Taber Equality Alliance (Facebook)

In a written statement, the provincial Infrastructure Ministry says it will be permitting the Taber Equality Alliance to raise the rainbow flag for one week in June.

Alberta's Infrastructure Ministry says the pride flag will be allowed to fly at Taber's provincial building again this year.

Assistant Director of Communications, Terence Harding, tells CJOC News the department will be permitting the Taber Equality Alliance to raise the rainbow flag for one week in June.

Last year, the flag flew at the building without incident after it had been stolen once and set on fire twice while on Town property the year before. After those incidents, the Town of Taber decided that all town-owned flagpoles would only fly the Canadian, Albertan or Town of Taber flags. Following that decision, then NDP Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen, took to Twitter to say the TEA could fly the Rainbow Flag at Taber's provincial building.

Two online petitions were started in the last week, one in an effort to disallow the pride flag from flying on the provincial building in Taber and another in support of raising the rainbow flag there. However, the comment from the Infrastructure Ministry makes no mention of either petition.

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