Teacher’s private expressions held to a higher standard

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Kempling v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2004 CarswellBC 210, 2004 BCSC 133 (B.C. S.C.)

Christopher Kempling was a secondary school teacher and counsellor for the Quesnel School District in B.C. Between 1997 and 2000 an article and several letters he wrote were published in the local newspaper expressing his negative views on homosexuals and homosexuality.

On May 8, 2001, the British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT), the body that oversees teachers under the province’s