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Waterpark bans female toplessness at Quebec and Ontario locations

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DH Toronto Staff Jul 20, 2017 5:57 am 406

Female toplessness has been banned at two family waterparks in Ontario and Quebec.

The Calypso Valcartier Group announced on Wednesday that company’s policy will not allow female visitors to go topless at their parks located near Ottawa and Quebec City.

“After consulting with our clientele and with our legal advisors in Quebec and in Ontario, we have agreed that in our family waterparks, women must continue to wear swimwear which covers the top (bust) and the lower parts of their bodies,” said Louis Massicotte, Chairman of the Board and Chief Officer of Calypso Valcartier Group, in a release.

“It is not out of a sense of modesty that we have made this decision but rather it is simply because we have listened to the views of our family oriented clientele on this matter.”

An application has been filed before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against the Calypso Valcartier Group regarding the ban.

Neither Calypso or Valcartier have provided further comment about the complaint except that the company wants to “reiterate its respect for the rights of all, including children, who wish to visit their parks to enjoy a magical experience.”

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