Your bravery regarding the whole Calgary Police Commission has been admirable, and my daughters are watching, so I do sincerely thank you for that.
We don’t pretend to know all the ins and outs of everything that has led to your decision to resign from the Calgary Police Commission. But we do support and congratulate you upon your strong stand regarding all the circumstances around this situation. We hope you can continue to make a positive difference in the campaign to eliminate the harassment and bullying which is occurring to some of the female officers in our city police force and elsewhere. Thank you for your dedication and hard work during all your years on the Calgary Police Commission.
I would like to applaud you for standing up for members of the Calgary Police Service who have suffered harassment and discrimination. I very much hope you will be able to continue being a source of help and empowerment for those being victimized in the workplace at the Calgary police Service in your role outside of the Commission.
“Again I would like to thank you for your kind words and especially for all of your support to the police. All of us at the Calgary Police Service really appreciate it. Our success would be limited if you were not there for us.”
I want to commend you for your complete support, and not just lip service, in support of Jennifer and other female officers in the police department. Thank you for your work on this. Your support of her, is support of all who have experienced harassment.
"Diane, we wish you to know that your willingness to LISTEN to our concerns has not gone unnoticed and our best wishes and support is in your corner on this matter."
“I have been receiving your City Hall Updates and want to thank you for your continued support of the Shawnee Golf Course residents and keeping us in the loop. We are indeed fortunate to have an Alderman who is so willing to be involved and on our side. I note your common sense approach to other issues as well.”
"Diane, thanks very much for standing with us and your supportive comments in the media yesterday surrounding Fire budgeting."
You did nothing wrong but try to help people who needed help. You are not my councillor but I admire what you did for the rights of women and for Calgary. You are an inspiration and don't let them put you down. Keep fighting for us.
"Thank you again for joining us for the event on Saturday! You really elevated the experience with your energy (humour), passion for community and support of women!"
"Given the structure of the meeting, with 5 minute presentations, and 10 +/- minutes of questions, I assumed it would have been challenging to hold to the schedule. However, through your leadership, the meeting ran smoothly and remained on time. I want to compliment you specifically as I was truly uncertain what to expect leading up to the meeting. While Jeff Booke shared some of his experience from previous years, I approached the meeting with uncertainty and thoughts that the environment may be intimidating. What I found was completely the opposite. You were wonderfully welcoming and particularly engaging through our presentation. Thank you for providing this inviting culture to the LPSS and other civic partners. On behalf of LPSS and Talisman Centre, thank you for the opportunity to share some very exciting times for the facility. I look forward to attending again next year in the role of Past Chair of the LPSS."
“I never thought about how really hard it must be to take the stances you have – keep up the great work. You are an intelligent gutsy lady. Not only do you represent our Ward, but you have shown yourself to be one of the intelligent members of Council. You are so bang on about the bridges, the raises, the parking. Keep up the good work. My wife and I are very impressed with you."
Thank you so much for sticking to your principles and standing up for what is right as you leave the Police Commission after so many years of service. It's an honour to have you represent us as our alderman.
I am appalled that you would be pressured to work within the confines of an old boy's club. You have been elected to represent your ward and the people of Calgary which is what you have done. Thank you for your work.
I just read a news story that you were accused of being out-of-line for speaking up about bullying and harassment toward women in the CPS. I know you're not my councillor, but I want to say THANK YOU for doing it. Women are constantly being told to sit down, be quiet and play nicely - regardless of how we're treated. I hope you'll continue to stand up for the women who fear retribution and worsening situations if they try to do more themselves. The good ol' boys club of CPS needs to know that their days are over.
We just want to compliment you for continuing to stand up for what is right, honorable and ethical for everyone, and in this case the rights and respect for the women of the CPS. Doing what is right is often difficult but in the long run is the courageous and winning stance. Keep up the excellent job for all Calgarians.
I was saddened to see the treatment you have received by the Police Commission and the fact that you are being criticized for having the courage to stand up for what is wrong with our system. I just want you to know that I support you 100 - always have and always will. AND I want to thank you for being you.
"Dr. Lanthier has asked me to convey the sincere thanks of the entire team at the zoo for your support of the flood mitigation plan for St. George’s Island. We applaud and deeply appreciative of council’s support of its zoo."
“I am glad to hear that you stuck to your convictions of the Millions. I do not agree that dollars of so many will go to help so few. Even though we have volunteered and helped out with the victims of the flood I feel that money would be better spent going towards areas such as infrastructure etc. Thanks for doing a great job and keep up the good work."
I would like to thank you for all the great work you have done on the CPC. You were unfairly treated by the commission and we stand behind you. Stay strong.