Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Town Councillor Who Says She Was Attacked Has Decided Not to Resign

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Town Councillor Who Says She Was Attacked Has Decided Not to Resign

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Town councillor says she won't resign after attack

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CLARESHOLM, Alta. - A member of a town council in southern Alberta who says she was beaten during a home invasion says she has decided not to resign.

Donna Courage of Claresholm says she was attacked in her home on Saturday night and suffered a black eye, bruises and cuts.

She says a man forced his way into her home, pinned her against a wall and told her to be quiet and leave town.

Courage was elected last October and campaigned for increased transparency and accountability on council.

She had suggested she was the target of a vigilante attack.

Courage says she planned to step down, but has reconsidered after receiving messages of support from across Canada, including from Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. …

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