Monday, July 4, 2011

Election sign charges against Whitby candidate dropped

As Written in The Whitby This Week news paper:

WHITBY -- Charges laid against a candidate in last year's Whitby mayoral race have been withdrawn.

Rocky Varcoe was in provincial offences court Friday when all counts against him were dropped. Mr. Varcoe was charged with multiple bylaw infractions alleging he had put up election signs prior to the period allowed. He had indicated he was prepared to fight the charges.

"They couldn't prove them," Mr. Varcoe said of the charges on Friday.

Mr. Varcoe had been accused of breaking the bylaw on several occasions beginning last August, when he opened his campaign headquarters, complete with signs, on Dundas Street.

The charges came at the end of a rancorous contest between incumbent Pat Perkins, Mr. Varcoe, and Marcel Brunelle. Mayor Perkins was re-elected.

My Comments:

Talk about a waste of tax payers Money!!!!