Photo by Gustavo Hannecke
History was made on Dec 1, 2016 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the Red Ribbon flag on Parliament Hill for the first time.
This story begins in Nov 2015. At that time I was in the position of Past Board Chair” of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO). Khaled Salam, ACO’s Executive Director, had convinced City Hall and our Mayor, Jim Watson, that the Red Ribbon Flag should be raised at City Hall. This did come to pass on Dec 1 2015.
Also, on that day ACO