Barrie Council votes to reprimand Councillor Keenan Aylwin - 2019-06-13
In an emotionally charged special meeting held on Wednesday evening, Barrie City Council voted to reprimand one of its own. Councillors unanimously voted in support of the city's integrity commissioners' report that found Councillor Keenan Aylwin violated the city's code of conduct for a post he wrote on Facebook back in March.
In the post, Aylwin wrote that two local MPs were "playing footsies with white supremacists." Both MPs, John Brassard and Alex Nuttall, have launched defamation lawsuits against the first-term Barrie councillor.
On Wednesday evening several deputations were made at city council, with people speaking out in Aylwin's defence. Another six people tried to make last-minute deputations, but councillors voted against it.