Calgary street preacher files human rights complaint against city for 40 tickets

CALGARY – A Calgary preacher has filed a complaint about the city with the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission.

 

Artur Pawlowki said he laid the complaint after being ticketed nearly 40 times for allegedly violating city bylaws. He says what the city wants to do is to stop him from preaching on the street to homeless people.

 

Pawlowki says he’s now videotaping his sermons so he can show how bylaw officers are "harassing and attacking" him based on his beliefs.

 

He says the basis of his human rights complaint is that he is being discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.

 

The commission will look at his complaint and determine whether it has merit and whether to launch an investigation.

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