WCDSB select 2 new trustees from list of 19 candidates – Kitchener

Waterloo’s Catholic District School Council elected two trustees Monday night to fill the vacancies created in May when Kevin Dupuis and Greg Reitzel resigned in protest.

The remaining trustees selected Shannon Nash and Hans Roach to represent Kitchener / Wilmot from a list of 19 candidates.

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A spokesman for the board says the candidates presented themselves to the remaining trustees in a secret ballot.

At the end of May, Dupuis and Reitzel resigned in protest against the board’s decision to hoist the Pride flag.

At the time, Dupuis told Global News that the board had implemented the Pride flag without a trustee vote while pushing for a referendum on the issue. He also believed the move would lead to another separation among the students.

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Congratulations to @WCDSBNewswire Hans Roach and Shannon Nash – today’s appointments for our 2 trustee positions. We look forward to welcoming you to the boardroom! #GatheredToBecome pic.twitter.com/RfdzHovzjS

– Loretta Notten (@WCDSB_nottenl) August 31, 2021

Dupuis is now running in the federal elections as a candidate for the People’s Party of Canada in the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga.

Reitzel never responded to a request for comment.

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