Hi there, I appreciate your questions and hope you find my responses helpful.
#1 Absolutely as long as respectfulness and tastefulness are at the fore front of these events and monuments. All should be included and recognized for who they are without increasing labeling and bigotry.
#2 I feel media has a lot to blame for sensationalizing situations and people good and bad and is sadly out of my control. I do agree with the Canadian Constitution and the United Nations Charter of Rights as Zig stated but also as elected individuals we need to be open to conversations with all individuals gathering information from them as to what they deal with and educate the public factually.
#3 I will commit to receiving information, joining learning sessions and plans to combat the stigmas and labels being created. I will get involved where possible and continue to educate people on how to be "good neighbors to all ".
Thankyou for reaching out.
Kelly Reinert Lavigne