There really was no surprise no real other option Justice Charles Hackland who stated:
“His actions were not done by reason of inadvertence or a good faith error of judgement”
Mayor Ford is not barred from running again. The judge could’ve barred him from that for up to seven years.
The issue highlights abuses of municipal governments as Mayor Ford’s council supported his position which resulted in his embarrassing removal from office. A complaint from a private citizen is what led to his downfall which leads this scribbler to suggest if that might happen here in Cornwall over the implications of abuse by CAO Paul Fitzpatrick which have been covered up by Mayor Kilger including the withholding of letters to council.
An internal report was initiated by investigator Judith Allen, but the city is refusing to give out any details. The core is whether Mr. Fitzpatrick’s relationship with former Glen Stor Dun Lodge Administrator Donna Derouchie led to nearly $2 Million dollars in city costs and the loss of employment for City managers such as Robert Menagh who were caught in the crossfire and cover up.
City Clerk Denise Labelle Gelinas also announced her retirement, but many of those councilors on the personal committee who are at the root of the cover up have “convinced” her to delay her retirement until at least the investigation is over…
Further rumors emanating from sources at City Hall is that the Mayor & Mr. Fitzpatrick are worried that Ms Derouchie will be filing suit against the city once her settlement is over regarding the conduct of Mr. Fitzpatrick. Ms Derouchie was on the Ontario Sunshine list for those making over $100K per year even though she was no longer with GSDL. Ms Derouchie did not respond for this story.
Should Toronto’s council be held accountable for supporting Mr. Ford’s chicanery? Should Cornwall’s silent councilors be held accountable for the cover up here too? Should the Ombudsman of Ontario investigate the Kilger administration properly?
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