Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Owner of Quebec, Ontario Water Parks Says Women Must Continue to Wear Swimwear

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Owner of Quebec, Ontario Water Parks Says Women Must Continue to Wear Swimwear

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Water park owner says no to topless women

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LIMOGES, Ont. - The owner of two popular water parks in Ontario and Quebec says women will not be allowed to go topless on the premises.

Groupe Calypso Valcartier issued a statement Wednesday to say women must continue to wear swimwear covering their breasts and the lower parts of their bodies.

The parks are in Limoges, Ont., and Valcartier, near Quebec City.

The decision follows a human rights filed in Ontario earlier this month targeting the city of Cornwall over its policy of not allowing women to go topless at municipal pools.

Calypso's water park in eastern Ontario and seven hotel companies were also named in the complaint filed with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Louis Massicotte, CEO of the water park's parent company, says the decision to maintain the topless ban was made after consulting clients and legal advisers in both Quebec and Ontario. …

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