Toronto politics tends to dominate the headlines, especially in southern Ontario. But beyond the circus tents at Toronto City Hall, to borrow a phrase, elections worth watching are looming in cities across the Greater Toronto Area.
Mississauga will choose a new mayor for the first time in 36 years, following news that octogenarian Mayor Hazel McCallion is not seeking re-election.
But Brampton, often lost in the shadows of larger GTA communities, has an election tale of its own to tell, and from recent accounts it an intriguing one.
The Toronto Star reports that Mayor Susan Fennell is facing questions after quietly requesting her salary be lowered ahead of a provincial audit last year. The move comes after Fennell was found to be the highest-paid mayor in the country.
The issue was to be discussed at a city council meeting on Wednesday, but Fennell was a no-show.
In a statement released that day, Fennell said her husband was admitted to hospital to undergo heart surgery. "As a result, IRead More »from Where will Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell rank on next list of highest-paid mayors?