Iqaluit city council unanimously calls for Malaiya Lucassie’s resignation – Nunatsiaq News

Iqaluit city council unanimously calls for Malaiya Lucassie’s resignation – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202030 Views

“The council does not condone racism or gender violence”

14 October 2020

Iqaluit city councillors unanimously called for the immediate resignation of Coun. Malaiya Lucassie following a lengthy in-camera session during last night’s council meeting.

Last week, Lucassie had written a reply to a Facebook post made by her father, Nunavut cabinet minister Patterk Netser, who appeared to criticize Black women who seek abortions.

Although Lucassie publicly apologized for her comments, the incident was a breach of the councillor code of conduct, said Coun. Romeyn Stevenson.

“The city council for the municipality of Iqaluit does not abide with the comments that were made by councillor Lucassie. The council does not condone racism or gender violence and does not
accept a world where such comments, or comments such as those made over the weekend, are let go without censure,” said Stevenson.

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