Former Brampton, Ont. mayoral candidate ‘making ready’ to pursue authorized motion in opposition to metropolis – Toronto

Former Brampton, Ont. mayoral candidate ‘making ready’ to pursue authorized motion in opposition to metropolis – Toronto

The day after she says she was terminated as an worker by the Metropolis of Brampton, Ont., former mayoral candidate Nikki Kaur has begun authorized motion.

A litigation maintain despatched by Kaur’s legal professionals to the Metropolis of Brampton and seen by International Information confirms she is “is making ready to pursue litigation.”

A litigation maintain instructs a company to protect sure data that could be related to future authorized motion.

Kaur took a depart of absence from her position as a director inside the metropolis’s planning, constructing and financial improvement division to run in opposition to incumbent Patrick Brown in Monday’s municipal election.

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In an e-mail despatched to Brampton councillors on Tuesday, interim chief administrative officer Paul Morrison stated Kaur is “now not working for town.”

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On Tuesday, Kaur stated she had retained authorized counsel.

“Ms. Kaur’s termination is the end result of an extended conspiracy amongst senior Metropolis officers to silence her persistent efforts to show wrongdoing and doable corruption within the Metropolis’s administration,” the letter alleged.

“This conspiracy included her 2021 dismissal and subsequent reinstatement, and was rooted in her latest mayoral marketing campaign,” it claimed.

The 12 months 2021 is a reference to Kaur’s transient dismissal after sending an e-mail with allegations of wrongdoing at metropolis corridor below former chief administrative officer David Barrick.

The Metropolis of Brampton didn’t reply to a request for remark. On Tuesday, metropolis officers stated they don’t touch upon personnel issues.

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Kaur’s legal professionals have instructed Brampton to protect paperwork and metropolis communications gadgets belonging a number of metropolis corridor figures, together with a number of in Mayor Patrick Brown’s workplace.

“To that finish, the Metropolis is required to flow into this discover to all staff, instructing them to protect all paperwork as set out above,” the letter stated.

In her assertion on Tuesday, Kaur alleged that “Patrick Brown has as soon as once more tried to silence me for alleging wrongdoing and mismanagement at Metropolis Corridor.”

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In response to questions in regards to the assertion, Gary Collins, Brown’s director of communications, informed International Information the mayor “doesn’t become involved in these points.”

On Wednesday, after the letter was despatched to town, Collins stated Brown would “won’t be commenting on this matter.”

Unofficial dwell outcomes from the Metropolis of Brampton present Brown received Monday’s election with a considerably elevated majority.

He received 59.65 per cent of the vote in comparison with 25.55 per cent for Kaur.

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