Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Disabled anti-shale gas protester admitted to House

Last Thursday, anti-shale gas protester Rick de Gruyl was denied admittance to the Legislature to view petitions presented on the issue to the House. He was told by security that policy dictates he couldn't enter due to having anti-shale gas stickers on his wheelchair-scooter. That same day de Gruyl notified his MLA, Jake Stewart, of his displeasure with the policy, and the proof that nowhere on the Legislature website informing the public of comportment rules is it noted people can't enter the House sporting protest materials.

In town today to observe the free vote on shale gas in the Legislature, de Gruyl easily entered the premesis without hindrance. de Gruyl explains how below: