Alberta school trustee sorry for tweets that were racist, homophobic, sexist

CAMROSE - A school trustee in rural Alberta is apologizing for sending tweets that were racist, homophobic and sexist.

James Andre, who is 50, says he never should have sent the remarks and they don't represent his views.

He says most of the comments were jokes he retweeted to his friends and he sent them out before he won his seat on Oct. 21.

He has since shut down his Twitter account, which used the handle "hotone1963."

Kendall Severson, board chair of the Battle River School Division in Camrose, says staff are seeking legal advice on whether Andre can be removed from his position.

Kris Wells with the University of Alberta's Institute for Sexual Minority Studies has sent the province's education minister a letter saying Andre is not fit for public office.

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