[PHOTO] Community Asks Citizens For Suggestions On Changing Controversial Town Slogan

rape_honeyThe 60-year-old catchphrase for the city of Tisdale refers to the rapeseed, not sex crimes. However, some who see the sign misunderstand and others just don’t like it.

“It’s been both famous and infamous,” Tisdale economic development director Sean Wallace told CBC News. “There’s passionate people who believe it should be changed and passionate people who believe it shouldn’t be changed,” Wallace continued.

Rape in the slogan refers to rapeseed, which has a number of varieties, including canola.

However, seeing the word on the Welcome to Tisdale sign has upset some people, who point out that, fair or not, it evokes sexual assault.

The community of approximately 3,200 people is requesting that residents answer a survey to determine whether or not the slogan should be changed. The survey It doesn’t mention the aspect of the controversy but notes that organic rapeseed now accounts for less than one percent of the regional crops.

A few of of the suggestions for replacing the slogan are;

  • Hub of the Northeast.
  • A Place to Grow.
  • A Place to Bee.
  • Land of Canola and Honey.

To encourage participation in the survey, there are prizes, with the top one being a barbecue.

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