B.C. mayor asked to resign over Facebook post condemned as racist | CBC News
The mayor of Pouce Coupe, a small town in northeastern B.C., has been removed from most of her duties and has been asked to resign in response to a Facebook post she published earlier this week.
On Wednesday, Mayor Lorraine Michetti wrote “Don’t want Pipeline’s? [sic] They want to protect our land. Yeah ok” on her Facebook page, along with photos of homes with garbage-strewn lawns.
Regional officials quickly decried the post, which many felt was an insensitive, inappropriate and racist reference to Indigenous land defenders.
“I wish to clearly state that we find the sentiment in the post deeply troubling,” said the chair of the Peace River Regional District, Brad Sperling, in a written statement on Friday.
“Our anti-racism policy clearly and firmly commits the PRRD to…