City council members have decided they need to take a lesson on how to behave properly.

Council voted Monday night on the issue — a decision that comes after Coun. Sean Chu used a profanity on Twitter and questioned whether a city employee was “on drugs.” He later apologized.

Council rejected a bid to sanction Chu for breaching council's ethical conduct policy, but members voted to have someone come in to speak with the group about manners and proper behaviour.

Ward 1 Coun. Ward Sutherland, who said he has taught such courses, likes the idea.

“It is necessary for all of the councillors. Some of them don't have the background and realize that some of the stuff they do in a normal business environment is not acceptable.”

There is no word on when the session will be held or how much it will cost, but all council members will be asked to attend.


  • An earlier version of this story identified Ward Sutherland as the Ward 4 councillor. In fact, Sutherland represents Ward 1.
    Apr 01, 2014 3:18 PM MT