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Steve Wallace had a reputation for sexually harassing teenage girls in Quesnel decades before launching his Victoria driving school

As Wallace rose through Quesnel—from teacher, to mayor, to provincial candidate—more than a dozen women say he was sexually harassing them in school, in cars, and in beauty pageants

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