The Confluence

The Confluence

Ep. 4: Grabbing a tiger by the tale and much ado about slates

June 02, 2017

The former owners of a well-known restaurant have sued Druh Farrell, accusing the inner-city councillor of — among others things — defamation, “systematically” flouting her public duties and corruption.

And a foursome with conservative ties announced their intention to run as a slate in the October 16 Calgary Board of Education (CBE) election under the banner Students Count.

Hosts Trevor Howell and Annalise Klingbeil talk to corporate lawyer and blogger Susan Wright (we highly recommend out her thoughtful blog about the lawsuit Farrell is facing, the purpose of indemnity policies, frivolous and vexatious lawsuits, and how this could impact Farrell’s re-election bid.

We also sit down with Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid and former CBE trustee and chair Sheila Taylor to dive into the controversial issue of political slates, how Students Count could raise the profile of the school board election, and whether this slate (if successful) could dismantle the secretive and obedient board.

As always, Kerianne Sproule makes us sound great.