Weyburn City Council issuing a public apology Friday morning.
In the written statement issued to the local media, they apologized to the community of Weyburn, the province of Saskatchewan, and fellow Canadians.
“We are deeply sorry for the dialogue which caused suffering to the individuals with disabilities in our community and the distress this has placed on residents across our city and province,” the statement continued. “The intent of the conversation was never to hurt or exclude any group or individuals. We handled the situation poorly and the statements that were made are not excusable.”
The letter concluded they will be continuing to work to find a solution to get the care home in Weyburn built, and to begin the healing process.