The appointment of outspoken social conservative Heather Stilwell to the B.C. College of Social Workers's board of directors has triggered a facebook-organized, letter-writing campaign. On Monday, Public Eye broke the news Children and Family Development Minister Mary Polak had seated Ms. Stilwell, a long-time political ally, on that board. And now, at publication time, 115 people have agreed to participate in a campaign to "tell the media that we object to this partisan appointment" by writing letters to local and provincial papers. Meanwhile, the opposition and the founding director of the University of Victoria's school of social worker have already raised concerns about that issue.
January 14, 2010