Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

KALGARI –

Protests in Calgary are scheduled for Sunday morning and afternoon, expressing their support and opposition from Ward 4 councilor Sean Chu.

More than 100 people gathered at the Olympic Plaza for a demonstration in support of Chu, while twice as many were on the steps of City Hall waving signs calling for him to resign.

Chu has faced controversy since the election campaign after winning by a razor-sharp margin over his rival DJ Kelly.

Allegations of sexual assault involving a 16-year-old girl that took place 24 years ago resurfaced a few days before the October 18 local elections.

Chu, then working as a police officer in Calgary, was not prosecuted but received a formal reprimand from the CPS.

The majority of his new city council colleagues have all called on Chu to resign, including elected mayor Jyoti Gondek.

Chu is determined he will not resign, but says this will be his last term in the council.

An oath ceremony will be held on Monday.

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