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Thunder Bay's daily newspaper was the site of a protest this afternoon.
About 15 people gathered outside of the Chronicle-Journal's office on Cumberland Street to show their frustrations regarding an editorial published Sept. 15.
The editorial, titled ‘Sexual rights, public norms,’ dealt with the case of a Saskatchewan bridal shop whose owner turned away a transgender person's business. The opinion piece led to a rash of angry letters, and prompted Lakehead University students, as well as some community members, to demand a public apology.
Gender Issue's Centre co-ordinator Jayal Chung said the editorial doesn't reflect the views of the community in any way. The protesters take issue with paper's choice of words and believe the public was misinformed.
Meanwhile, Chronicle-Journal publisher Colin Bruce spent a few minutes outside speaking to the protesters before they marched to Waverley Park.
Bruce said the newspaper welcomes the right of the protesters to express their opinion, and he hopes the protesters respect the newspaper's right to express its view.
He added that an editorial, by its nature, intends to stir up a debate and that this one obviously did.
(Thunder Bay Television)
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