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Racism&nbsp ;: a P&I advisor must apologize and pay $500 or resign

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The poster in front of the residence of Murray Harbor municipal councilor John Robertson.

The Canadian Press

A municipal councilor from a village in x27;Prince Edward Island has until Sunday to pay a $500 fine and apologize for posting a sign on its property denying the existence of residential school graves for indigenous children, otherwise he will be forced to resign.

Prince Edward Island Minister of Housing, Lands and Communities Rob Lantz said in a statement Thursday that Councilor of Murray Harbour, John Robertson, had until December 31 to comply with the sanctions imposed by the council.

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Murray Harbor councilor John Robertson has until December 31 to comply with sanctions imposed by the council of the village.

Mr Robertson put up a sign in October with the messages Truth: Mass Grave Hoax and Reconciliation: Restoring Sir John A, ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Senator Brian Francis of Prince Edward Island, Abegweit First Nation Chief Roderick Gould Jr and the mayor and his council colleagues municipal council then requested his resignation.

Murray Harbor council voted in November to suspend Mr. Robertson for six months and require him to pay a $500 fine and write a letter of apology.

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Mr. Robertson did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the matter.

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