The Trail Times
by Lana Rodlie
… The problem stemmed from a visit to Trail several weeks ago by Anthony
Marr… Although Marr said he was scorned, yelled at, intimidated,
threatened and slandered in other parts of the province, no one thought
such tactics would be used here.
Unfortunately, for John and Rachel Kratky, intimidation raised its ugly
head after Marr left.
The Kratkys volunteered to help Marr’s cause by locally obtaining
signatures. They approached Waneta Plaza and asked if they could set up
a table in the mall.
The mall manager saw no problem and said it was alright. However, the
decision was quickly reversed.
“We were told that we couldn’t set up because the mall had received a
bunch of phone calls from people threatening to picket,” said Rachel
Kratky… Waneta Plaza manager Linda MacDermid confirms… MacDermid said
this is the first time anyone has ever called with threats over a
proposed petition campaign or anything else.
“We’ve always had all sorts of groups with petitions. Even when we had
Pro-Choice people, we’ve never had any calls. Yet…”…
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