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P.E.I. councillor suspended, fined $500 for posting anti-Indigenous sign – APTN News

Nov 30, 2023

A municipal councillor in eastern Prince Edward Island has been ordered to pay a $500 fine for displaying a sign on his property denying the existence of residential school graves.

The council in Murray Harbour has also suspended John Robertson for six months and ordered him to write a letter of apology.

Chief administrative officer Anne Harnesk confirmed Thursday that Robertson has until Friday to comply with the council’s orders, which were drafted last month after an independent investigation was conducted by a former Mountie.

In October, Robertson displayed a sign with the message, “Truth: mass grave hoax” and “Reconciliation: Redeem Sir John A.’s integrity” ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Robertson could not be reached for comment.

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