Edmonton’s annual Heritage Festival celebrates cultures from around the world but for the third year in a row, controversy erupted when the Canada Palestine Cultural Association was excluded because the event is limited to bona fide states.
None other than Premier Notley went to bat for the Palestinians, saying:
“It’s my hope... that we’ll be able to find a resolution that respects the diversity and the overall value of inclusiveness which this event represents.”
It’s painful to see the progressive Premier with her knickers in a knot over the Edmonton Heritage Festival’s silly old “real countries only” rule.
So perhaps I can offer an “in for a penny, in for a pound” solution for the 2019 festival that will make the event even more inclusive, and maybe even more fun.