Bank Accused of Viewpoint Discrimination; Account Blocked for No Committee 2006, Foes of Gay Games in Canada.(NATION)(CULTURE, ET CETERA)
Byline: Josh Earl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Gwen Landolt doesn't want Montreal to host the Gay Games in 2006.
So Mrs. Landolt, national vice president of Real Women of Canada, joined forces with several other conservative groups to voice opposition, forming the No Committee 2006. The donations started arriving, and the committee decided to open an account with Royal Bank of Canada.
But when committee members approached RBC, the bank froze them out like a Quebec January.
The reason: the group's "stated opposition to the sexual orientation of the people who would be participating" in the Games, according to a June 18 letter from the bank. …
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Publication information: Article title: Bank Accused of Viewpoint Discrimination; Account Blocked for No Committee 2006, Foes of Gay Games in Canada.(NATION)(CULTURE, ET CETERA). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 23, 2002. Page number: A02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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