Here are tales of expulsions from the RASC
2016 expulsion of Ross Sinclair
2020 expulsion of Grace and Roger Nelson
2021 expulsion of Glenn Hawley (provisionally)
2022 expulsion of Glenn Hawley (definitively)
The result of these and related controversies has been the loss to the Society of two National Board members (Roger Nelson and Heather Laird), three Calgary Centre Council members (Roger & Grace Nelson, Glenn Hawley) and one Past President (Glenn Hawley), and contributed to the voluntary departure from the Society of at least six longstanding Members, several of whom have played notable roles at the National level.
The question hangs in the air of what the underlying purpose of all these excesses might be.
The Board has said nothing about why it’s been doing these suboptimal things, nor has it laid out any sort of general policy direction that might underlie them.
Much of it appears to be simply an expression of Cancel Culture, of eliminating anyone who dares criticize Board decisions.
Leading characters in the abuses have included Board members Heather Laird, Charles Ennis, and Robyn Foret, as well as other members including Nicole Mortillaro, and Katrina Ince-Lum.