Female columnist goes topless in mid-interview with Kelowna mayor to prove point

- August 24th, 2013

Lori Welbourne writes a column for the Vancouver Province. To get to the bottom of the debate about banning women from running around topless, Welbourne takes off her top in the video above while interviewing Kelowna’s mayor. Her post at The Province explains more.

Meanwhile, Mayor Walter Gray — Welbourne’s co-star in this video — appears to be getting a little heat for participating. 

 

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5 comments

  1. Steve says:

    sorry this is a marketing propaganda for Saturday’s topless day.

    yep, if you’re on Kelowna, today women are allowed to be topless.

    in fact, women can be topless any place in Canada.

  2. Gord says:

    If it’s legal as is stated, why is the video censored?

    • Tito says:

      Because Youtube has this thing called a ToS, and follows some American law, not Kelowna’s law.

    • James in Montreal says:

      Because almost nobody seems to know it’s legal, even though it has been so since 1996, when Gwen Jacob won her appeal of an indecency conviction in Ontario. There still remains the nebulous but legally effective criterion of “community standards,” which apply to what can be shown on TV and when. So nobody’s going to arrest Lori Welbourne for giving hizzoner an eyeful, but the CRTC could still cause lots of trouble for a TV station who broadcast this video uncensored.

  3. Alex says:

    It would have been more impressive if she had done the interview on a trampoline.

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