Calgary’s new city council sworn in at 2 p.m. – .

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Calgary’s new city council sworn in at 2 p.m. – .


Calgary’s first female mayor, Jyoti Gondek, will be sworn in at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon with a new city council as calls for a re-elected councilor to resign continue to grow

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Calgary’s first female mayor, Jyoti Gondek, was sworn in at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon with a new city council as calls for the resignation of a re-elected councilor continue to grow.

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Calls for Ward 4 Councilor Sean Chu to resign ahead of the ceremony were heard outside City Hall on Sunday, following the revelation that the former policeman was reprimanded for inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl. more than two decades. A majority of the new board also publicly pressured Chu to resign.

At approximately 2:14 p.m., Gondek was sworn in as the 37th mayor of Calgary and the city’s first female mayor. All municipal councilors were then sworn in, the ceremony ending around 2:45 p.m.

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During the protest to demand Chu’s resignation outside City Hall on Sunday, Gondek told Postmedia she had “no idea” what would happen the next day at the swearing-in, but said she ‘it was disappointing that the situation with Chu would jeopardize a day when “we should be celebrating some brilliant new advice.”

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During the ceremony, Gondek asked Judge Rooke to take the oath in Ward 4 of the county. Sean Chu instead of herself. Chu was then pictured with Rooke instead of Gondek.

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Calgarians can watch a live broadcast of the swearing-in ceremony at http://calgary.ca/watchlive.

Follow Herald / Sun reporter Madeline Smith @meksmith for live updates.



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