Legion discrimination case postponed
NEW WATERFORD, N.S. — A Nova Scotia man alleging discrimination at Branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion in New Waterford said based on legal advice he has requested for a hearing scheduled regarding his complaint to be postponed.
Jason McDonald, a former member of the executive at large, said he was ridiculed, verbally attacked and demoralized by certain members of the branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion in New Waterford because he is gay and was volunteering his time running events with his husband Michael Al-Molky, 37.
On May 6 he put in a formal complaint into the legion.
McDonald said he is not withdrawing his complaint against the legion. McDonald had also lodged a complaint regarding the legion with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission — which will do its own investigation — so he has been advised to complete that process first.
The legion hearing had been scheduled for June 12, at the New Waterford location. A committee comprised of members of the New Waterford legion has been set to oversee the proceedings but stepped down. The Nova Scotia Nunavut Command has since put a new committee in place comprised of individuals outside of New Waterford.