Terina Shaw, Councilwoman for Ward 7 for the City of Regina, has officially retired from her position as Director of the Safety and Wellbeing Committee.
“I have come to realize that my presence on the committee may distract from the work it will be doing,” Shaw said in a press release.
“A question I asked has been misconstrued and in no way reflects my views on the important issues that the committee will consider.”
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The decision comes after Shaw faced backlash over her comments at meetings earlier this year. A number of Regina residents filed complaints against Shaw over allegedly racist comments she had made at previous town meetings regarding homelessness.
Most notable are her comments on June 15, when Shaw claimed there will be indigenous peoples who would always prefer to be homeless.
The committee is part of the city’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan, which outlines a multi-year strategy to improve the safety and wellbeing of Regina residents.
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“I remain committed to improving the safety and well-being of Station 7 residents,” Shaw said. “I will also redouble my efforts to rebuild relationships with members of the community so we can work together to create the best that Regina can be.”
Shaw was first elected to represent Ward 7 in the 2020 local elections.
The City Council approved the Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan in December, which focuses on domestic and intimate partner violence, food insecurity, drug use, racism and discrimination, and safety and service systems.
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