Calgary councilor calls fireworks “colonialist and racist”
The city announced last week that it would finish off Canada Day with a pyrotechnic show in place of what’s normally a massive fireworks show.
Several calls to overturn the decision have been made including a petition that has amassed thousands of votes.
The Ward 11 councilor Penner subsequently lashed out at Calgarians who are proud to be Canadians and celebrate Canada Day with fireworks.
“Council didn’t make this decision and if we were to reverse it, it would do nothing more than discredit the voices who asked for a different kind of celebration. Reversing this decision would be upholding colonialism and racism,” she said.