*Author’s note – Apparently, Victoria and Ottawa refuse to run the ads as well, so this title should read “Halifax ,Victoria, and Ottawa join Vatican-dominated Italy as Only Jurisdictions in Western World to Refuse Atheist Ads … I know someone will nitpick about this copied title, so I made it more accurate. (updated to reflect Dr. Dawg’s comment about the Axis. I would refer to it as a continental pact of worry-warts, myself. )
Anyway, the linked blog does a good job of discussing Metro Transit’s position. I want to draw attention to the following explanation by Metro Transit:
“We’re a public transit system first, and then we sell advertising,” Lori Patterson, spokewoman for Metro Transit, told CBC News on Monday.
“So, if anytime we feel there’s a message that could be controversial and upsetting to people, we don’t necessarily sell the ads.”
I am posting this to ask fellow Haligonians who ride the bus: Have you ever seen an ad that upset you? Good news! Metro Transit will pull said ad (or so I assume). Please take note of any ads which upset you the next time you ride, and direct your
censorship request sense of outrage over any spontaneous bleeding of your eyes to: