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Elect Peter Zanette for Councillor in Rideau- Rockcliffe 2022

Thank You for Your Support

Please contact me if you are interested in convincing city council to develop a visible diversity policy. The e-mail is I will put forward a petition so that the new council and mayor get the message and act accordingly. It has been over 3 years since I encountered this homophobic discrimination.

Why I am Running for City Council

In 2019 I was volunteering at a music festival and 1/2 way through the 2 week festival staff told me to remove my small rainbow sticker from my volunteer ID badge because it was considered “branding”. I notified all of City council in July of 2021, but no substantive response.

City council correctly called out Quebec's Bill 21 “Don't show faith” for civil servants via a motion (Motion 28/7) on February 26, 2020. The result of Bill 21 is that persons of faith were put into the closet for doing the same job they have done before

Diversity is not always visible. To make Ottawa safe, anyone volunteering/working for a City funded event should be able to wear a small pin, button or article that displays ones diversity. Judge one not on ones diversity displayed but on ones actions. Weather of ones faith, health status, queerness, indigenous identity, ethnicity, etc. diversity should be celebrated, not a target of hate.

How I Will Be Your Councillor

As your city councilor I will strive for more transparency from the City of Ottawa. Transparency leads to trust. If the City was transparent we wouldn't have needed an LRT inquiry.

If I am going to be listened to i have to listen to all the other council members with respect and dignity.

I as well have to listen to my constituency and be transparent to them. I cannot please everyone but care about the people of Ottawa.

I will not work 24/7 but need my rest to make healthy informed, methodical decisions at the council table. I don't want to burn out.

A Bit About Me

I have worked/volunteered in the Arts, Music and Culture sector for over 40 years.

Been a Toastmaster for 10 years,

Volunteered for the Ottawa Police Service for a community advisory committee for 10 years.

Over 40 years as an activist in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities.