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Langara College says Surrey Councillor who attended anti-SOGI meeting hasn’t taught since 2016

Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 at 8:50 pm PDT

FILE: Surrey councillors Laurie Guerra and Steven Pettigrew (centre) pose with seven other city council candidates at an anti-SOGI post-election party in Surrey at the John Volken Academy, Nov. 6. 2018 (Lauren Boothby, NEWS 1130)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Langara College has issued a statement after a NEWS 1130 exclusive discovered that a Surrey Councillor, who used to be an instructor at the college, attended secret post-election party for those involved with anti-SOGI campaigns.

Steven Pettigrew was a former instructor at the college, and following NEWS 1130’s story, many questioned the school’s stand on such issues.

But the school says Pettigrew was a contract employee in its Continuing Studies department and has not taught in Langara since January 2016.

“Langara is committed to fostering a respectful learning and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence, as per Board Policy 410, and provides protection from all the prohibited grounds of discrimination covered in the BC Human Rights Code,” read a statement tweeted by the college.

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