Le­gion dis­crim­i­na­tion case post­poned

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC - SHARON MONTGOMERY-DUPE SALTWIRE NETWORK

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.

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