Statement on the case against Councillor Chu

Friday, October 15th, 2021 | Uncategorized

Today I was made aware of the CBC story about the incumbent Ward 4 councillor, Sean Chu.

This is deeply upsetting. Let us focus on the victim – a teenage girl who was assaulted not only by an adult, but a police officer, someone children are taught they can trust. She then spent decades pushing the system for an outcome she felt was just.

A lot of people will try to make political hay for this, but I encourage you instead to remember the victim at the centre. I’m heartbroken.

Each paragraph into this CBC story was harder to read than the last. Public servants have a sworn oath, and this destroys all that trust.

If you can, please join me in donating to Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. Victims need our support so they don’t need to spend 24 years getting someone to acknowledge them.