The city of Kamloops wont be considering any new requests for the flying or banners on city property.
Chief Administrative Officer David Trawin says its a legal issue.
“The city is undertaking a review of it’s policies and procedures to ensure we satisfy legal requirements under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” he said.
“[It’s] as attributed to by recent judicial decisions, and also some decisions currently before the courts.”
Trawin says a BC Court of Appeal decision highlighted the importance of implementing a rigorous and transparent process to ensure that competing rights and community objectives are respected and proportionately balanced in accordance with Charter values.
City Council voted at a closed meeting on September 18 to tell staff not to process or approve any pending or future requests for the flying of flags or banners on city property.
The new flag pole cost $4,000. It was put up after Kamloops Pride asked the city to fly a Pride flag during the inaugural pride parade in August 2017.