Civil Liberties Association backs school trustee candidates’ right to campaign

On Nov. 16, B.C. Civil Liberties Association issued a statement underlining trustee candidates’ right to campaign in public.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association put their support behind the right of board of education trustee candidates  to campaign on public property, including distributing pamphlets at the entrance to school properties.

Last week, the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils sent a letter to trustee candidates expressing their view that campaigning just outside of school grounds violated the “spirit” of a board of education policy against campaigning  at schools.

On Nov. 16, B.C. Civil Liberties Association issued a statement underlining the candidates’ right to campaign in public.

“It is disappointing that VCPAC is continuing to attempt to dissuade candidates from campaigning in public space,” said Robert Holmes, president of the association, in a media release. “Our expression of rights have two components – in this case, the candidates have a right to campaign and the public has a right to hear them.”

Trustee candidates David Bratzer, Deborah Nohr, Edith Loring-Kuhanga and Rob Paynter met with parents outside of George Jay elementary on Wednesday.

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