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Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….

Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….

by Arjun Singh

Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….

Arjun Singh  June 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm

I need to make an apology for a term I used at city council this Tuesday.

When searching for the right word to describe our community attempts to get a car sharing going, I used a term “stillbirths”.

This is one comment, that a friend was kind enough to share privately, I received.

“I had never seen this used that way before and hope I never do again. A “still birth” is devastating to a family – immediate, extended and friends of the family.”

I am so sorry that I used this term and undoubtedly caused pain. Somehow, every once in a while, a word comes out of my mouth at council that I wish I could take back. I definitely need to reflect on this with a view to always choosing my words carefully.

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Arjun Singh

Arjun is a trained facilitator and is currently co-chair of the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation.

Arjun was born and raised in Kamloops. His parents, Dr Gur and Mrs Manju Singh, immigrated to Canada from India in the 1960s. He previously served on council from 2005-2008. He has a MA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement from Fielding Graduate University.

Arjun welcomes your questions or feedback on any community issue or initiative.

Since 2005, he has written a blog for Kamloops citizens and people interested in Kamloops – www.yourkamloops.com.

You can also find Arjun on twitter at @yourkamloops or @arjunsingh.

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