Another Ontario Mayor Charged

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Another Ontario Mayor Charged

What party is she affliated with, the Liberals?

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Vaughan Mayor Linda Jackson and her husband, Mario Campese, have been formally charged with violations of election finance rules in the run-up to her narrow 2006 victory against former mayor Michael Di Biase.

Jackson was served with 68 charges at her home yesterday afternoon by a representative of independent prosecutor Timothy Wilkin, who was hired by Vaughan City Council to determine whether such charges should be laid under the Municipal Elections Act.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/623720

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Oh I see, she must have be part of the Con crowd, not that there is much difference between the 2.

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Vaughan, "the City Above Toronto," has a population of almost 245,000 people, a number that has close to doubled since 1991. With its close proximity to the megacity of Toronto, it is an ethnically diverse community with large Italian and Jewish populations...Linda Jackson wants to put an end to all the bad publicity surrounding Vaughan. With reports suggesting the area is a haven for mobsters and corporate political money, Jackson, a first-time mayoral candidate and the daughter of Lorna Jackson, believes it's time for a change in leadership.

"The problem with the controversies is that they take away from the real issues: property taxes, high residential taxes, $30 million in tax money to Toronto and no hospital," she said. "I'll bring back respectability, accountability and integrity."

I guess words are easy, eh, seems she fell a bit short on her promises, before she was even elected.