The upcoming municipal elections in British Columbia are shaping up to be the latest battle in the culture war. Multiple regions are seeing candidates with positions aligned with far-right ideas getting their names on the ballot for the role of school board trustee. 

Vancouver, BC is no exception. 

Residents head to the polls on October 15. 

I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that and act like this article is timely. But really, polls are still open as of time of writing.

With the list of candidates locked in, we took a look at those with platforms and public statements that are consistent with far-right ideas, such as being anti-abortion or against education about 2SLGBTQ+.

I certainly like what I’m hearing thus far.


Karin Litzcke’s website describes her as a “long-time education writer, researcher, and advocate for better schools.” She is currently running in School District 39 as a trustee. 

Despite her self-described history in education, the cornerstone of her current campaign is rallying against “transgenderism.”

“I’m running as an independent for school trustee in Vancouver,” she wrote on Twitter on August 10. “Vancouver deserves great schools. Great schools don’t burden kids with transgender ideology.” 

I actually met Karin Litzcke in person at the Vancouver AIDS Parade. Our interaction lasted less than one minute, but she seems like she’s got a good head on her shoulders.

Railing against “progressive imperialists,” on her public social media Litzcke has equated “child transgenderism” to performing lobotomies and fetal alcohol syndrome. 

“I am particularly galvanized by the issue of transgenderism. It attacks everything the school system is supposed to be doing at its root,” she told Rebel News. “The school system is supposed to be a stabilizing force in society it’s supposed to unite us around common needs. 

“Kids are supposed to be all learning a base level of certain skills in certain a certain knowledge base and instead it’s become a destabilizing force insofar as it is separating kids from their parents by sort of re-casting history and by even demonizing parents to their own kids so it’s really become a toxic force.”

This is not her first time as a candidate, as a member of the People’s Party of Canada she ran as a federal candidate for Vancouver East in 2021. She also ran as part of the Libertarian Party of BC in 2020

She declined to comment when contacted for this article. 

The other candidates to vote for if you are in Vancouver are Zelda Levine (yes, I know), and Amanda Tengco. But in all honesty, school trustees, while valuable positions, can’t actually control curriculum, only spending on extra-curricular stuff. Even still, these gals deserve that $100k/year salary more than some deranged pink haired neo-bolshevik.

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  1. “Litzcke” – are you kidding me?

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