Human rights complaint dismissed against town

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer

A human rights complaint filed against the Town of Claresholm by a former town councillor has been dismissed.

At its Jan. 28 meeting, Claresholm town council reviewed a report from administration stating on Jan. 23, 2018, a complaint was filed against the Town of Claresholm with the Alberta Human Rights Commission stating that the Town of Claresholm had discriminated against an individual.

This complaint has been investigated by the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The town received a letter dated Jan. 14, 2019 stating the complaint has been dismissed as they have determined there is no reasonable basis to proceed.

At a special meeting of town council on Feb. 1, 2018, it was reported that complaint had been filed by Donna Courage, who was a sitting councillor at the time but has since resigned.