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Statement with Respect to Transphobic Comments Made by Dave Wheeler

The Pride Winnipeg Festival Board of Directors condemns the recent transphobic comments made by 92 CITI FM’s radio announcer Dave Wheeler. These comments are repugnant, oppressive, and ignorant and have no place in our city’s media.

We call on Rogers Media to detail what it will do to prevent the continued oppressive behaviour from this individual and stand by its commitment to inclusion and diversity. Rogers Media must make it clear that there is no room for oppressive and transphobic speech at its radio stations. We are inclined to believe, if no proper action is taken, it would reflect heavily on Rogers Media’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and would appear that they are being complacent and perpetuating transphobia.