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I am instructed to pursue a judicial review of the resolution seeking an order setting it aside.
Quote from my legal counsel: (I am currently suspended from the Board – can’t attend meetings, no email, no information, NO VOTE) I am instructed to pursue a judicial review [BC Supreme Court] of the resolution seeking an order setting it aside.While that is pending, it is Trustee McNally’s position that any vote taken without granting her a right of participation is void.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Citation: Paynter v. School District No. 61, 2022 BCSC 1671 Date: 2022 09 23 Docket: S220689 Registry: Victoria In the Matter of the Judicial Review Procedures Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 241 and the School Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 412 Between: Petitioner Robert Paynter And The Board of Education […]

As we will set out in detail in this letter, it is our position that the School District has disposed of the Lands without lawful authority. We are mindful of the length of this letter; however, this space is needed to set out our views on the various complex issues that have arisen since September 27, 2021, when the Sale Agreement was signed. To assist the reader in moving through these various issues, we have organized this letter into sections that deal with similar issues.

I have examined the School Act and Regulations and I could not find the term “suspension of trustees”. I also went back to SD61 Board By-Laws and policies, and didn’t see any reference to suspension of trustees or a process that stipulates how a Board would suspend a trustee.
The majority of the Board do not have the power to remove a trustee from their position.