I, Ashu M. G. Solo, filed the following:

1. Civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Mayor's Office) and Councillor Randy Donauer for prayer recitations at government organized events

2. Code of Conduct complaint against Mayor Don Atchison for potential online campaign advertising violations

3. Civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Saskatoon Transit Services) for promoting holidays from only one religion on city buses

4. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Executive Committee) for retaliating against me by not reappointing me to the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee and not appointing me to another civic committee or board

5. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (City Solicitor’s Office) for retaliating against me by trying to deprive me of my right to directly communicate with members of City Council and by telling employees of other City of Saskatoon departments to not talk to me

6. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Office) and City of Saskatoon (Living in Harmony Ad Hoc Subcommittee of Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee) for retaliating against me by not considering my submissions to the Living in Harmony Contest

This site contains my media releases, some case documents, emails to City Council, etc.

I don't waste my time arguing with opponents.

The backlash makes me much more determined to fight against bigotry and shows the need for these civil rights cases, so I'll be filing more civil rights cases. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Extreme Bigotry of Don Atchison (Saskatoon Mayor) and Media Coverage of Campaign Advertising Complaint against Atchison


From: Ashu M. G. Solo [mailto:amgsolo@mavericktechnologies.us]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:38 AM
To: 'mayors.office@saskatoon.ca'; randy.donauer@saskatoon.ca
Cc: 'glen.penner@saskatoon.ca'; 'pat.lorje@saskatoon.ca'; 'ann.iwanchuk@saskatoon.ca'; 'charlie.clark@saskatoon.ca'; 'mairin.loewen@saskatoon.ca'; 'tiffany.paulsen@saskatoon.ca'; 'bev.dubois@saskatoon.ca'; 'darren.hill@saskatoon.ca'
Subject: Extreme Bigotry of Don Atchison (Saskatoon Mayor) and Media Coverage of Campaign Advertising Complaint against Atchison

Don Atchison,

It's obvious that you don't care about the Saskatoon City Council Code of Conduct, Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, or Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as I show in my complaints against you. 

Ignorance of the rules and ignorance of the law are no excuse.  I don't believe that you have the moral authority, honor, or integrity to act as mayor or to be on the Board of Police Commissioners.  If you can't follow the Saskatoon City Council Code of Conduct, Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, or Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, then how can you act as mayor or be on the Board of Police Commissioners? 

Although I don’t agree with the rule prohibiting use of your title in campaign advertising, the rules must be followed.  City Council should scrap this rule in the future.

I believe that the Executive Committee of City Council should remove you from the Board of Police Commissioners if you are reelected as punishment for using your title in your campaign advertising.  I also believe that you should be docked half of your pay if you are reelected because you unethically gained an advantage over the other candidates by using your title in your campaign advertising.

At the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in 2004, you said, "If you don’t believe in God or if you don’t believe in a Supreme Being, I honestly don’t know how you can go anywhere in life."  I found this extremely discriminatory, extremely bigoted, and extremely disgraceful quote by you in a 2004 StarPhoenix article entitled “Breakfast evangelism narrow-minded.”

What kind of bigot would say that atheists and agnostics can't go anywhere in life?  How is this not extreme religious bigotry, Don Atchison?  How are you not an extreme religious bigot for saying this, Don Atchison? 

Are you saying that I can't go anywhere in life without having believed in a God?  I'm a lot more accomplished than you are. 

What have you accomplished that's so great?  Your governance of Saskatoon has been abysmal and you stopped much better candidates, such as Mayor Jim Maddin, from being mayor.  I understand that you have no post-secondary education.  If you did have some post-secondary education, wouldn't you list it in your mayoral biography when you put your childhood piano lessons in there?  Your biggest accomplishments prior to becoming a city councillor according to your official biography were being a hockey goalie and selling suits.  How did that qualify you to be a city councillor? 

It’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard for you to say in your campaign advertising that you stand for a progressive Saskatoon. 

You support Christian prayer recitations at official civic events.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

When asked if you're going to stop having Christian prayer recitations at official civic events, you start talking about how the city was founded by a Christian priest and implied that Saskatoon is a Christian city.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

You annually abuse your office to endorse and promote a Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

You suggest that atheists and agnostics can't go anywhere in life.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

You opposed the contract termination of a police chief (Dave Scott) who was doing nothing about the police dumping aboriginals outside of the city and leaving them to freeze to death.  You and your racist cronies lead a protest against the contract termination of Dave Scott because you couldn’t care less about aboriginals.  This was your most shameful action of all.  Aboriginals are human too.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

According to the 2006 StarPhoenix article entitled "Mayors' race turns ugly," your opponent Ron Kocsis said that you told the mayoral forum that Chief Russell Sabo’s contract was not renewed because he was too aboriginal friendly for Saskatoon.  How can a police chief be too aboriginal friendly after the police were dumping aboriginals outside the city and leaving them to freeze to death?  According to the same article, Tom Wolf said your comments at that mayoral forum were taken to mean that Chief Russell Sabo was let go because he had a strong focus on the aboriginal community.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

According to the same article, Kocsis said you looked him up and down and said, “A guy like you wants to be mayor?”  Did you say this because he’s aboriginal?  Then according to Kocsis, you snorted derisively.  This is not you supporting a progressive Saskatoon.  This is you supporting an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.

Look up what the term "progressive" means in politics.  I'm a progressive.  You aren't a progressive and you don't believe in a progressive Saskatoon.  You've proven that you’re an extreme bigot, Don Atchison, and you support an extremely bigoted Saskatoon.  If you think you support a progressive Saskatoon, I would hate to see what you consider a regressive Saskatoon.  You truly are a disgrace to Saskatoon like Randy Donauer, Kelly Block, and Jim Pankiw, who have also shown their racial or religious bigotry on multiple occasions.

The City Council Code of Conduct should prohibit council members from abusing their offices to impose their religious beliefs on others who don’t share them.  You and Donauer do this by abusing their offices to have Christian prayer recitations at taxpayer funded civic events and by endorsing or promoting the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. 

Following is the recent media coverage on my campaign advertising complaint against you.  I previously sent you a partial list of the media coverage on my prayer recitation civil rights complaint against you, Donauer, and City of Saskatoon.

Radio News Interviews of Ashu M. G. Solo about Campaign Advertising Complaint against Don Atchison

Ashu M. G. Solo interviewed by Fran├žois Biber for news on News Talk 650 CKOM, Oct. 3, 2012

Ashu M. G. Solo interviewed by Guillaume Dumont for news on CBC Radio, Oct. 3, 2012

Ashu M. G. Solo interviewed by Jared Linnen for news on CJWW Radio, Oct. 3, 2012

News Articles about Ashu M. G. Solo’s Campaign Advertising Complaint against Don Atchison

Charles Hamilton and David Hutton, "Complaint filed over Atchison's use of 'mayor,'" The StarPhoenix, Oct. 3, 2012,

David Hutton, "Ashu Solo behind code of conduct complaint," The StarPhoenix, Oct. 3, 2012,

Fran├žois Biber, "Voter complaints not being heard until after Oct. 24 election:  Post-election sanctions keep candidates honest," News Talk 650 CKOM and News Talk 980 CJME, Oct. 3, 2012,

Jared Linnen, "A Formal Complaint Lodged Against Atchison Campaign Methods," Saskatoonhomepage.ca, Oct. 4, 2012,

Reprints of News Articles about Ashu M. G. Solo’s Campaign Advertising Complaint against Don Atchison

I list the same articles in different newspapers to show the extent of coverage on my Code of Conduct complaint against Atchison.

Charles Hamilton and David Hutton, "Complaint filed over Atchison's use of 'mayor,'" Canada.com, Oct. 3, 2012,

Charles Hamilton and David Hutton, "Complaint filed over Atchison's use of 'mayor,'" Leader-Post, Oct. 3, 2012,

Charles Hamilton and David Hutton, "Complaint filed over Atchison's use of 'mayor,'" Calgary Herald, Oct. 3, 2012,

Radio Segments Partially about or with Mentions of Ashu M. G. Solo’s Campaign Advertising Complaint against Don Atchison

“Bugsday!  The Hour of Rage!” on John Gormley Live with host John Gormley, News Talk 650 CKOM, Oct. 4, 2012,

"Ultimate Open Lines” on John Gormley Live with host John Gormley, News Talk 650 CKOM, Oct. 5, 2012,

"Ultimate Open Lines part 2” on John Gormley Live with host John Gormley, News Talk 650 CKOM, Oct. 19, 2012,

Atchison and Donauer, you should also be extremely ashamed of yourself for not taking advantage of your media interviews and media interview requests to denounce your numerous supporters who have made extremely racist and bigoted comments toward me and who have made threatening comments toward me.  This message is blind copied to various media outlets, as are all of my emails to you.

Sincerely,

Ashu M. G. Solo