POLITICS

Gatineau pulls plug on immigrant values guide

07/18/2012 05:33 EDT | Updated 09/17/2012 05:12 EDT
The City of Gatineau, Que., has pulled a controversial immigrant values guide from its website and said it will not be reissued.

The 16-point guide was aimed to help newcomers integrate into local society and learn how to interact in a new environment.

It spelled out basic information, but also suggested immigrants should try to limit cooking "smelly foods" and refrain from bribing city officials.

The city had pulled the 16-point guide earlier this year after a number of complaints but the online version had remained on the city's website.

A city spokesperson issued a statement Wednesday saying Gatineau's citizens can now refer to a document on shared values published by the Quebec provincial government.