Tuesday February 14, 2017, I was finally given the opportunity to address the Jasper Mayor and Councillors at their Committee of the Whole meeting. Busking was on the agenda. Dave Baker and Marianne Garrah of the Habitat for the Arts had submitted their report on the “Busking Pilot Project” which they had administered.
Background on last summer’s controversy can be found in this post from August 2016, and several other posts on this blog related to the busking matter. In short, I was denied a busking permit in 2016 because of my “Sorry mom” video, in other words because my conclusions about what actually happened during WW2 do not conform to the mainstream Hollywood version of history.
Dave Baker and Marianne Garrah of the Habitat for the Arts spoke first, to summarize their findings and recommendations in the Busking Pilot Project Report. The most important point they made was that vetting of buskers should be based on talent alone. This was, in my view, a tacit admission that they erred last summer when they Continue reading