Two years ago, Winnipeg Transit driver was killed on St. Valentine's Day. Two weeks ago, the killer was convicted.
After his death, Winnipeg Transit drivers displayed Rest In Peace banners on their buses to show love and memory. However, this year, they were told not to do this.
The Union is shocked by the situation.
"It is petty, as far as I'm concerned. It's very petty. It's a kick when somebody's down. It's not the right thing to do at this time. We thought they'd do a lot better at taking care of this, since we have a gone through a lot," said Aleem Chaudhary, president of the Union.
Moreover, during his last visit to Winnipeg, Justin Trudeau did not forget to mention the anniversary of the death of the driver.
"Jubal, or Superman to his colleagues, was always helping others, a true example of how each and every one of us can make a real difference," Trudeau said.
Brian Bowman said that the day of memory of all those who died in the line of duty and in the service of citizens is April 28th. On this day, it is worth showing memory, but not on February 14th.
Winnipeg Transit drivers found out about the decision of the city only on Thursday. In spite of this, some drivers ignored it and hung banners on their buses.