Anti-Democracy Red Deer “Catholic” Trustees Must Resign!


To: Trustees of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools who attacked democracy  

Whereas, a group of trustees literally voted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 to undo the results of a democratic election by taking it upon themselves to circumvent democracy by “un-electing” Trustee Monique LaGrange.  

And whereas, in doing so, these trustees robbed Red Deer Catholic parents and voters of their right to hire, fire or re-hire their elected representatives every four years at election time, as they see fit;  

And whereas, Trustees Anne Marie Watson, Murray Hollman, Cynthia Leyson and Sharla Heistad took the unprecedented and disgraceful action of nullifying the results of a democratic election by weaponizing a never-before-used provision of the Education Act to remove a duly-elected trustee from the RDCRS Board, while Trustee Dorraine Lonsdale helped bring it about by initiating sanctions;  

And whereas, this anti-democratic action by the five trustees is tantamount to disenfranchising voters, rendering their ballots meaningless, and attacking the very essence of democracy;  

And whereas, the only individuals who should be allowed to fire a trustee if they don’t like her job performance is the voters themselves, at the next election;  

And whereas, these autocratic Trustees were so brazen in their assault on democracy because they wanted to silence a faithful Catholic Trustee who was doing the job her constituents elected her for, which is to safeguard the Catholic education system, which was being undermined by LGBT classroom indoctrination; 

And whereas these five trustees forsook their oath, and should have joined Trustee LaGrange in calling out LGBT brainwashing in Catholic schools, instead of persecuting her for it;  

Therefore, we the undersigned, demand that Anne Marie Watson, Murray Hollman, Cynthia Leyson, Dorraine Lonsdale, and Sharla Heistad resign immediately from their positions as Trustees with the RDCRS. 


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