Mississauga council wants integrity commissioner to investigate allegations councillor keyed colleague’s car

Mississauga council has requested the city’s integrity commissioner to investigate allegations that a sitting councillor time and again vandalized the car of one of his council colleagues.

Councillors made the move Wednesday, passing a movement unanimously that also known as on Ward 6 Coun. Ron Starr to take a go away of absence in the course of the investigation. 

“It has come to our consideration that a criticism was once lodged through former Councillor Karen Ras in opposition to Councillor Ron Starr associated with assets harm within the underground garage of the Mississauga Civic Centre,” the movement stated.

The motion asks integrity commissioner Robert Swayze to determine whether Starr “engaged in harassing behaviour” in violation of the city’s code of habits or respectful workplace policy.

In gentle of the intense allegations involving Councillor Ron Starr, @citymississauga Council voted unanimously lately for our IC to open an research into the matter.

Through this, we can get the answers that Karen Ras, the general public and Council call for and deserve. pic.twitter.com/9hLeBSAPzJ

—@BonnieCrombie

Councillor’s car scratched 8 times

The vote adopted an hours-long closed assembly of council and got here at the same day CBC Information stated Ras stepped down closing month — partially, as a result of her Kia SUV was scratched 8 instances over two years while it was once parked in a town hall lot reserved for council members. 

Whilst Ras did not say who allegedly keyed her car, assets with wisdom told CBC Information that police identified Starr because the suspect.

Mississauga councillor resigns amid allegations some other councillor time and again keyed her SUV at town corridor

Starr was once allegedly stuck on digicam via city hall safety group of workers the usage of his key to scratch the paint of front side of Ras’s Kia SUV in April 2021, in keeping with the assets.

It Is doubtful why Starr allegedly damaged his fellow councillor’s car.

CBC Information has attempted to touch Starr time and again via telephone, text and e mail and thru his legal professional, however has no longer gained a response.

Peel Local Police showed they investigated the incident however made up our minds to not lay charges. As A Substitute, Starr paid approximately $1,250 for the wear and tear to Ras’s car, which was once repaired in Augustthe sources said.

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Ras mentioned Swayze up to now declined to analyze the issue while she said it in past due September. Ras also stated Mayor Bonnie Crombie was acutely aware of the alleged intimidation, however did not address it.

Wednesday’s movement directs Swayze to attend a unique council assembly on Feb. 9 to provide an explanation for why he didn’t look at Ras’s criticism.

Mississauga’s code of conduct states that every one councillors should treat one another “correctly and with out abuse, bullying or intimidation and to verify that their work environment is unfastened from discrimination and harassment.” 

It also states that each one court cases regarding council members violating that respectful administrative center coverage be referred to the integrity commissioner. If a grievance is criminal in nature, the integrity commissioner is obligated to advise the person who complained to inform the proper police force.

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