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Three days before Calgarian's went to the polls this week, it became public that Sean Chu, the incumbent Ward 4 councillor, had been found guilty of ]discreditable conduct in an incident 24 years ago when he was 34 years old and a Calgary Police officer with girl who was 16 years old at the time.

According to the transcript of a disciplinary hearing, it was alleged that "on or about Aug. 12, 1997, Const. Chu became intimately involved with the young person who was 16 years old at the time," and she had met him, "while he was on duty, in uniform, and in a position of authority." (Source: CTV Calgary)

Sean Chu was re-elected on Monday, winning by only 52 votes. Despite calls to resign from across the political spectrum, Chu refuses to step down. If voters who took part in advance voting had known about this incident, it is unlikely that Chu would have won another term. 

Madame Premier's owner Sarah Elder-Chamanara is a resident of Ward 4 and has called on Chu to resign. She will be attending a protest on Sunday at noon at Calgary City Hall where the community will gather to again demand that Chu resign. Sarah wanted to make a shirt for herself and found some extra t-shirts (14 to be exact!). The message of "Believe Women" is one that is still unheard and disbelieved by too many. Sarah is donating 100% of the net proceeds from the 14 t-shirts from this very small run of t-shirts to the Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse to support their work in addressing sexual violence.

To donate directly to Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse click here.

More about CCASA:

Since 1994, CCASA has built a strong foundation and network of services to support communities in addressing sexual violence and the resulting myriad of complex issues for individuals, families and communites. We strive to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault education crisis intervention, and counselling.