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City of Edmonton calls for workplace review after lawyer complains about “F*** Trudeau” sticker on hard hat

Lawyer, Tom Engel, initially raised concerns about a “F*** Trudeau” sticker on Twitter after spotting it on a worker’s hardhat while he was out walking his dog.

The City of Edmonton has called on its partner in the LRT rail construction project to review workplace attire with its employees after a lawyer complained about a construction worker’s anti-Trudeau sticker. 

Lawyer, Tom Engel, initially raised concerns about a “F*** Trudeau” sticker on Twitter after spotting it on a worker’s hardhat while he was out walking his dog.

According to CityNews, the worker was employed by TransEd LRT which is partnered with the city to build the Valley Line.

During an interview with CityNews, Engel mentioned that the reaction to his tweet on Twitter had been “venomous.”

“Freedom of speech is a civil right but its subject to reasonable limitations and employers can limit your freedom of speech on the worksite,” said Engel in the interview.  

In response to the complaints, the company said that it would take “appropriate action” over the incident.

“Our Labour Relations Manager has already reinforced this policy with site supervisors and appropriate action is being taken today,” wrote the statement. 

On Twitter, Engel has made several pro-Trudeau comments in the past. In an April 7th tweet, Engel tweeted that he hoped Trudeau “pulls trigger” on Andrew Scheer and the Conservative party, referencing a proposed defamation lawsuit against the former Conservative leader. 

In another tweet from 2018, Engels thanked the Prime Minister “for having the guts to stand up to Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump “and his ilk” including Doug Ford, Andrew Scheer and Jason Kenney. 

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