What’s Current: Police called to Ottawa school board meeting after father speaks against boys accessing girls’ washrooms

  • The police were called to a meeting of Ottawa’s public school board after acting chair and trustee Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth cut off a Manotick father of four who was speaking about his concerns about boys being allowed to access girls’ washrooms. Kaplan-Myrth cut Morabito’s talk short “on the grounds that this creates an unsafe environment for people who identify as gender diverse.” After some expressed upset at Morabito being cut short (after 35 seconds, though he had been given four minutes), the police were called. Trustee Donna Blackburn said,

“I didn’t see anything in what that gentleman was saying to be hateful or offensive. I think he was just trying to share his concern. I think, at the end of the day, if he would have just been allowed to finish what he had to say, any of my colleagues could have asked him questions for clarification — it probably would have been over and it wouldn’t have been a big hoopla. But, when you cut somebody off — I did hear some people from the gallery shouting. I think people were legitimately upset.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.