Aylwin breached Barrie's code of conduct with 'reckless' actions: Craig - 2019-05-23
Coun. Keenan Aylwin demonstrated "reckless" and "wholly inappropriate" conduct by publishing a social-media post that accused two Barrie-area Conservative MPs of "playing footsties (sic) with white supremacists," the city's integrity commissioner has ruled.
In a 23-page ruling filed May 22, Suzanne Craig recommended city council reprimand Aylwin, the municipality's Ward 2 councillor, over the March 21 comments on his Facebook page. She also called on council to consider developing a social-media policy for the municipality, with clear rules for elected officials.
Craig said Aylwin violated two sections of council's code of conduct in the post, which claimed federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer appeared on the same stage as an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer. Aylwin's statement, made in response to shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in mid-March, criticized local MPs for failing to denounce Scheer.