An independent board of inquiry will consider preliminary matters in a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex/gender. Valerie Munroe, Janice MacDonald, and Debbie Reid claim they are paid less for work of equal value than other male employees of the Town of Truro. The Town of Truro is seeking a preliminary ruling about whether the board of inquiry has jurisdiction to hear a pay equity complaint, and whether the employees’ union, the Police Association of Nova Scotia, should be added as a respondent to the complaint. The hearing will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and continue to Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel, 150 Willow St., Truro. It will be chaired by Kenneth Crawford. Boards of inquiry are the final stage in the human rights complaint process. They are independent, public hearings into complaints of discrimination.