City dumps weird rule requiring consent to use crest

The City of Winnipeg no longer needs special permission to use its own crest and coat of arms.
The City of Winnipeg crest and coat of arms, as seen on a carpet outside the mayor's office at City Hall. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

The City of Winnipeg no longer needs special permission to use its own crest and coat of arms.

The Executive Policy Committee (EPC) voted Wednesday to jettison a strange rule that required anyone with the city to first get EPC's permission to use the crest on letterhead or for any other business matters.

The matter recently came up because Coun. Russ Wyatt put the crest on his business cards, then discovered he was supposed to get consent.

He moved the motion Wednesday to change the rules.

It passed unanimously.