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Chiarelli has argued he couldn’t participate in the integrity commissioner’s process because of health conditions. He is trying to challenge the commissioner’s jurisdiction in court.
The community association presidents also write that, if Chiarelli does not resign, they will ask MacLeod and Roberts to consult with Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Municipalities, about introducing legislation allowing for elected officials to be removed from office for “flagrantly egregious offences such as these.”
The letter is signed by Tristan Maack, president of the Lynwood Village Community Association, Joan Clark, president of the City View Community Association, Greg Elliott, president of the Crestview Meadowlands Community Association, and Jean Mullen and Kathryn Loyen, co-presidents of the Bel-Air Community Association.
“The people here are fed up with it. We want something done. Anyone else in any other job would be removed for this,” Maack said Friday.
There are a lot of projects College Ward residents would like to see advance, but they need the help of a city councillor, he added. “The people are being held hostage by this.”