City council has voted 20-17 to put a Toronto District School Board trustee onto the 13-member board of health, bumping the Catholic school board’s nominee after critics objected to her voting record on a range of topics.
“I’m really disappointed,” Angela Kennedy said Tuesday night.
“People are allowed to believe in things. I have a viewpoint which is my viewpoint. You can’t discriminate against me for my beliefs,” she said.
The Civic Appointments Committee recommended Kennedy’s appointment — which would have made her the first representative from the Toronto Catholic District School Board in 13 years.
But her voting record as a long-standing trustee did not sit well with several councillors. Kennedy, a registered nurse for 45 years, has voted against gay-straight clubs in schools, HPV vaccinations for young girls and is opposed to abortion. (more...)
Catholic public health board nominee dumped