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Adjala-Tosorontio mayor, deputy mayor cleared of wrongdoing in new reports

In Adjala-Tosorontio
Aug 14th, 2022

From Simcoe.com, August 10, 2022
By Brad Pritchard

Adjala-Tosorontio Mayor Floyd Pinto and Deputy Mayor Bob Meadows have been cleared of any wrongdoing in two new reports from the township’s integrity commissioner.

The first report was conducted after Coun. Deborah Hall-Chancey filed a complaint against the mayor, claiming he broke council’s code of conduct for threatening to sue her for alleged defamation of character at a meeting in February.

Hall-Chancey, along with councillors Annette Bays, Jonathan Pita and Scott Anderson, were served with libel notices after the Feb. 9 meeting. Since the complaint was filed before the notices were delivered, this wasn’t considered in the investigation.

Hall-Chancey claimed Pinto’s comment contravened section 6.2.1 of the code, which states members shall not “bully, threaten, coerce or otherwise harass, or intimidate staff, the public, or public agencies.”

She also alleged Pinto breached section 6.13.1 of the code, which states members have to “demonstrate courtesy and respect for delegations, fellow members and staff and shall not distract from the business of the council during presentations and/or when other members have the floor.”

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