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Councillor Seguin has just posted that he has resigned. 

Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2018

A dark day for democracy in our Town, but he is not alone in being forced out of office for the way in which he advocated for his constituents. 

Councillor Seguin has just posted that he has resigned. 

Attached please find the story of Bancroft Councillor Bill Kilpatrick http://www.bancroftthisweek.com/?p=8889 whose story is eerily similar to that of Councillor Seguin.  Also attached is a story of two Sudbury Councillors who were also investigated for language they used in a debate about restructuring of the Fire Department. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-harassment-investigation-montpellier-1.4546202  At least Sudbury Council showed some good judgement and decided not to take disciplinary action.

 Who would have thought this was possible in a western democracy.  

 

Michael Seguins Facebook Post

 Michael Seguin The Blue Mountains Councillor

My dear supporters, constituents and fellow residents in the Town of the Blue Mountains:

It is with my deepest regret that I find it is necessary to announce my resignation as Councillor in the Blue Mountains immediately. It has been truly an honour and privilege to have served this great community. I hope to follow this announcement with a media release on Monday May 7, 2018. A copy of my resignation email to Council is shown below:

"May 4, 2018 (3.15 pm)

Dear Mayor and Council and Senior Staff

In accordance with the terms and conditions of an offer of settlement submitted by Aird & Berlis and dated March 28, 2018, and my acceptance of the same on April 12, 2018 (now rescinded by you without reasons), I hereby submit my resignation from my position as Councillor of the Town of the Blue Mountains immediately.

As I stated in my email message to you on April 12, 2018, my offer of acceptance was made in good faith and wanting to resolve the Judicial Review issue so that we can all move forward towards a better future for our great Town.

However, it has become clear to me and the rest of the community, that Council, with exception of Councillor Martin, bears considerable ill will towards me and is not willing to come to a reasonable resolution of this issue no matter what it costs the taxpayer. Therefore, my decision to resign is necessary for many reasons.

I trust that my resignation will please you and I look forward to seeing a new Council in the near future."

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