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Winnipeg Council Rejects Anti-bias Bill

Alderman David Orlikow declared today that he would reintroduce in the Winnipeg City Council a bill which would ban discriminatory practices by public service establishments through withdrawal of their licenses.

Efforts to secure enactment of this by-law failed earlier this week when the city council, by a vote of nine to seven, rejected Orlikow’s bill. Majority spokesmen argued that education rather than legislation should be used to defeat discrimination. The bill had been recommended to the council by a special sub-committee which investigated charges of discrimination here.