Flags not lowered half mast after Ottawa shooting

Parliament Hill (Wikipedia)
Parliament Hill (Wikipedia)

The events which unfolded last Wednesday caused the entire nation to go into grieving mode.

Mayoral candidate for Maple Ridge, Nicole Read, took to Facebook Wednesday afternoon to call out city hall for not lowering their flags half mast for the fallen soldier.

The city officially says that they had in fact lowered their flags, and would keep them as so.

Read decided to drive past city hall herself to witness the lowering of the flags, but saw nothing different.

“I got in my car and drove down to City Hall at 1:30am. Neither have been lowered to half mast,” Read said.

Mayor Ernie Daykin says he’s disappointed in Read’s public call out as opposed to contacting him or City Hall directly.

“A set of flags were missed. No one is perfect and the lessons learned will ensure appropriate timing and action in the future,” Daykin said in an email. “If the roles were reversed based on what I view as a possible relationship… I would have called her first before posting.”

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