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First Nations leaders ask B.C. mayor to resign in wake of book controversy – Aldergrove Star

Government leaders call on Quesnel mayor to resign his position, Ron Paull so far declines

The call was loud and sustained for Quesnel mayor Ron Paull to resign.

A contingent of First Nations chiefs, residential school survivors and descendants, plus community at large repeated the resignation demand. It started at a downtown rally Apr. 2 with at least 500 people present. They marched through the streets of Quesnel to City Hall where drumming, dancing, and other expressions of protest were made, before the next meeting of city council took place. The gallery was overflowing out into the foyer and the outside parking lot.

Aware of the groundswell of discontent, Quesnel council adjusted the agenda to defer regular business to another day. Instead they held an extraordinary hearing, starting with the leaders of any governments who wanted to speak, as they represented constituencies of people.

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