Susan MacQuarrie – Suspended for Crying Wolf

In 2015, The Chignecto-Central Region School Board voted to suspend Susan MacQuarrie for violating its code of ethics. 

The CCRS board suspended her for 3 months and it included all of her rights and privileges as a member. Also, the board asked then-Education Minister Karen Casey to offer her counseling and support. 

The board said in a release that they believe she violated several provisions of the CCRSB code of ethics. 

A while before suspending Susan Macquarrie, the CCRSB had recommended the Education Minister remove and censure her.  

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An image of Susan MacQuarrie

In their statement, the board that Susan MacQuarrie alleged that the superintendent of the board, Gary Clarke and board chair Trudy Thompson were harassing her. 

She said they intimidated, humiliated and bullied her through the way the board was running its sessions. 

According to Board’s Investigation, Susan MacQuarrie Made Serious But Baseless Allegations 

Then, the board investigated the matter and their lawyer, Jack Graham found that the allegations were ‘completely unfounded’. 

Furthermore, Susan MacQuarrie alleged that someone from the board went through her emails. In their investigation, the board noted that the allegation was very serious. 

Hence, they hired a forensic IT company to review the server who showed up suddenly. 

According to the forensic team, the reason why Susan MacQuarrie was unable to access her server was probably because of server downtime. 

CCRSB’s lawyer said that the allegations were quite serious and groundless. He also added that Susan was the one going against the board’s procedures and policies. 

In the motion of censure, he pointed out that Susan went after Thompson and clark in a very meticulous manner to embarrass them. Also, the investigation revealed that Susan MacQuarrie’s social posts were undiplomatic, unauthorized, personally critical and disrespectful. 

On the motion of censure, the vice-chair said it was the first time in 20 years when the school board had to censure a member. He added that the board didn’t make the decision lightly. However, it was necessary to make sure that the elected board can remain focused on its true purpose, giving the students the best educational opportunities possible.

Where is Susan MacQuarrie Now? 

After the CCRSB suspended her, she stayed there for a few months and eventually joined the Nova Scotia Boards Association. 

Currently, she is a financial consultant at MD Financial Management. 

She has been working there since 2019 and is still a consultant. After seeing how she went after some of her own colleagues and made false allegations, it seems dangerous to work with her.

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Susan MacQuarrie made some serious allegations against the serious members of the board when she was a member. However, when the board conducted a thorough investigation they found all of her allegations to be baseless.

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    Unfortunately there is no name on this article. I assume it is a cowardly evil devil who has some personal vendetta with me. Altho I can’t imagine. One only has to look at my career and a LIFETIME OF VOLUNTEERING AND HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE to understand who I am and what I stand for. The Education Minister, who knows who I am, wouldn’t fire me. The board had to cover their tracks of a biased investigation and one sided report.
    This post needs removed asap and the author can come foreword anytime.

    This is a personal attack by a jealous coward not a review big a company.

    + PROS: Unfortunately there is no name on this article. I assume it is a cowardly evil devil who has some personal vendetta with me. Altho I can’t imagine. One only has to look at my career and a LIFETIME OF VOLUNTEERING AND HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE to understand who I am and what I stand for. The Education Minister, who knows who I am, wouldn’t fire me. The board had to cover their tracks of a biased investigation and one sided report. This post needs removed asap and the author can come foreword anytime. This is a personal attack by a jealous coward not a review big a company.
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    I feel sorry for her honestly.

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