Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Town Says No to Pride Flag, Province Says Can Fly at Provincial Building

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Town Says No to Pride Flag, Province Says Can Fly at Provincial Building

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Southern Alberta town says no to Pride flag

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TABER, Alta. - A southern Alberta town has turned down a request from a community group to fly a rainbow Pride flag.

Taber Council has also approved a motion that calls for only the Canadian, Alberta and Taber flags to be flown on town-owned designated community flagpoles except in special circumstances.

Mayor Andrew Prokop says no requests to fly any other flags will be considered.

He declined to explain what was behind the decisions, including the specific request from the Taber Equality Alliance.

Last June, Taber attracted publicity after a Pride flag was stolen during the town's first Pride event and a replacement flag was reportedly burned.

Prokop says people are free to fly any flag they want on their own flagpoles in Taber's Confederation Park. …

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