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Saskatoon City Council Prayer: City Officials Mulling Over Benediction At Civic Events

09/30/2013 07:37 EDT | Updated 11/30/2013 05:12 EST
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SASKATOON - City councillors in Saskatoon are looking at two options about using a prayer at civic events.

City solicitor Patricia Warick told a meeting of the executive committee that the options are no observance, or a moment of silence or a general message of giving thanks.

Warick will take the policy back for further review.

Last December, a Saskatoon man complained about "Merry Christmas" being flashed on city transit buses.

Ashu Solo has filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission alleging the message violates separation of religion and state and discriminates against non-Christians.

Solo has said he is "offended and angered'' that his tax money is funding city buses that promote a religion he doesn't believe in.

Solo describes himself as an atheist.

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