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Vaughan mayor faces possible dismissal

Vaughan Mayor Linda Jackson faces possible dismissal from office aftera court-ordered audit of her 2006 campaign expenses and contributionsfrom her hotly contested race against Michael Di Biase ...

Vaughan Mayor Linda Jackson faces possible dismissal from office after a court-ordered audit of her 2006 campaign expenses and contributions from her hotly contested race against Michael Di Biase found a slew of apparent contraventions of the Municipal Elections Act.


The audit, paid for by the City of Vaughan and conducted by Ken Froese of LECG Canada Ltd., found Jackson’s actual campaign expenses exceeded her legal spending limit of $120,419 by at least $12,356, or 10 per cent.


The auditors say that amount could almost double if what they believed to be unreported contributions in kind at various election events — but couldn’t prove — are later verified. They also found at least five instances where associated companies made donations that exceeded the normal $750 donation limit per company.

 
 
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