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Group gathers outside Courtenay council meeting to protest David Frisch’s choice to stay

Council has demanded Frisch’s resignation ‘based on his conduct’

A dozen people gathered outside a Courtenay city council meeting on Wednesday (May 10) to continue their calls for the resignation of Coun. David Frisch.

Placards reading “I support council,” and “wtf?” were held high, while others hovered at waist level in a small gathering outside the headquarters of Comox Valley Regional District – where city council meets each week.

Alex Clarke, who organized the protest, told the Record she simply wants Frisch to resign. Her grievance with the councillor stems from allegations in January, when his wife Chantal told police she had been assaulted.

“We believe his conduct, specifically the Chek News interview in which he called a physical fight ‘nothing crazy,’ means he needs help and should no longer be in a leadership role,” Clarke said.

Frisch was found not guilty of assault in the incident, and Chantal wrote a letter to the community explaining her side of the story, saying she “was misguided in making a statement that didn’t fully represent the situation.”

The Record reached out to Frisch for comment about the protest, but he did not respond by deadline.

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