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Councillor resigns after Ontario township officially bans all non-civic flags

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township of Norwich, Ont., has resigned after council voted to enact a controversial bylaw forbidding non-government flags, including Pride flags, on municipal properties.Ward 2 Coun.

Alisha Stubbs announced her immediate resignation Tuesday night in protest of the council’s decision to support the bylaw at the end of the meeting in the rural southwestern Ontario community located east of London.“I refuse to participate in this any longer, to the dog whistles and blatant discrimination, and to the hypocrisy of decisions made for peace while many citizens feel fear,” said Stubbs in her resignation as she packed her possessions.“Use your power for good,” she continued.“When you hear of people in our community that feel unsafe, believe them.

Just like you always believe the people who say that the roads are a mess. Be the helpers. Use your power in these positions to instill change.

Be courageous to challenge the status quo, kindness and compassion and knowledge save lives. Read more, learn more and then do better.”The controversial debate first drew in large opposing crowds from across Oxford County to council’s meeting chambers last month.

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