Below is the statement released on June 22, 2016 from City of Steinbach Council.

Steinbach is a welcoming community to all. Our residents and our faith institutions have proven this many times by accepting newcomers to our city from all over the world. From a small Mennonite settlement in 1874 to the third largest city in Manitoba today, Steinbach residents are appreciative of our city's many accomplishments.

Council believes that all people, including those who identify as LGBTQ, deserve to be treated with love and respect at all times. Council also recognizes the importance of respecting the rights of individuals and organizations who hold different beliefs from those in the LGBTQ community. Everyone in our city has the right to express their views in a peaceful and respectful manner.

Council has not officially endorsed the July 9 Pride March. Steinbach residents will decide for themselves whether they wish to attend this event.

Steinbach is a safe community for all. Let’s continue to foster a caring and respectful community.