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100: HCDSB Chair Patrick Murphy Discusses Dysfunction at the Board

100: HCDSB Chair Patrick Murphy Discusses Dysfunction at the Board

Update: 2021-09-28
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For our one-hundredth episode, we welcome back Halton Catholic School Board Chair Patrick Murphy for an in-depth interview.


In June, the board took the unusual step of ordering an investigation into itself - to see whether the frequently argumentative behaviour of trustees at board meetings went as far as breaking their policies of civil behaviour, and whether there was behaviour contrary to the interests if the board and students. Included in under that remit were discussions of allegations made by a trustee about Chair Murphy's own impartiality as chair.


The subsequent report vindicated Murphy, but found plenty of evidence for dysfunction and a deep divide between two factions of trustees. We discuss the background to this divide, whether it is impacting the Board's work, and what can be done to restore civility.


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The Quadrafonics: fantastic opening and closing tunes!


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100: HCDSB Chair Patrick Murphy Discusses Dysfunction at the Board

100: HCDSB Chair Patrick Murphy Discusses Dysfunction at the Board

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