Mount Pearl dismisses 2 councillors for conflict of interest in Steve Kent probe | CBC News
Mount Pearl city council voted to dismiss two councillors Tuesday afternoon, over allegations they had a conflict of interest they failed to declare in the Steve Kent harassment investigation.
“We deeply regret being forced to take such action,” Deputy Mayor Jim Locke said.
But the two councillors who had their seats vacated — Andrew Ledwell and Andrea Power — did not go quietly.
They proclaimed their innocence, vowed to fight the decision, and made allegations of their own.
“Simply put, I maintain my innocence. I am not in a position of conflict of interest,” Ledwell said.
“And through an appeal, I will be taking this kangaroo court to the Supreme Court trial division.”
Ledwell said he felt he must blow the whistle on what he called “a variety of transgressions” by council.