Remove Katherine Gagne as Chair of the Regina Public School Board

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Eric Bell
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On October 15, 2019 the Regina Public School Board defeated the following motion by a vote of 4-3:

BE IT RESOLVED that Regina Public Schools recognize and support the celebration of Pride and fly the rainbow flag at our facilities each June.

Voting down this important motion about inclusion and diversity sends a devastating message to LGBTQ2S+ students and staff in the public school system.

Since the decision was made, Board Chair Katherine (who helped defeat the motion) has made insensitive remarks online and in the media about the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Elected school board trustees, especially when they serve as Board Chair, should promote a culture of inclusion and acceptance, and do everything they can to promote and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ2S+ students. 

LGBTQ2S+ young people face disproportionately higher rates of homelessness, addictions, and suicide. The message sent by the Board to these young people is devastating, and Katherine Gagne should not be allowed to continue in her role as Board Chair.