03/17/2016 11:33 EDT | Updated 03/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Fired Thorhild County councillors buoyed by rally, prepare for court challenge

THORHILD, Alta. — More than 50 people have rallied outside the county office in Thorhild north of Edmonton to show support for three councillors fired by the province.

Reeve Dan Buryn and councillors Wayne Croswell and Larry Sisson were dismissed last week over concerns about council infighting, conflict of interest and poor decision-making.

A judge granted them a temporary injunction pending the results of a court challenge to be heard in Edmonton on Friday.

Rally organizer Kathleen Bruce says the government's decision to fire the councillors is based on a report that is full of errors.

Croswell says the councillors are heartened by the show of support and have asked for a judicial review of the report.

The government declined comment because the case is before the courts.