United Counties warden confirms letter sent to CAD leaders' employer
BROCKVILLE- Robin Jones, warden of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and mayor of the Village of Westport has implied that a letter sent to the former employer of Citizens Against the Dump (CAD) spokesperson Kyle Johnston may have originated in her office.
The letter, sent to Johnson's boss at the time, a federal Member of Parliament, reportedly questioned the MP about Johnston's involvement in the anti-dump group.
"One of the members of Counties Council inquired about the nature of my previous employer's involvement regarding ED-19, through a letter, which my employer was obligated to raise with me," Johnson says. "The letter also questioned my character and integrity. The Mayor who sent the letter knew full well that, jurisdictionally, the employer had nothing to do with ED-19," he added.
After being questioned regarding the nature of the communication and confirmation to speculations that the letter came from her or her office, Jones validated the existence of the letter.
"Staff are checking with our lawyer to ensure that there are no MFIPPA (Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) restrictions with releasing the letter," Jones told The Journal via email, adding that she would be back in touch (with Journal staff) as soon as the legal representatives advised her.
For additional ED19 coverage, check the July 19 edition of the Prescott Journal.