Côte-des-Neiges-NDG Mayor Sue Montgomery slapped with 120-day suspension for ethics violations

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Quebec’s municipal committee has handed Sue Montgomery, the politician of Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, a 120-day suspension.

In June, the committee recovered Montgomery blameworthy of 11 ethical breaches portion successful office, but cleared her of 17 different charges.

The determination came down successful a 71-page papers precocious Monday afternoon, signed by Judge Alain Roy.

It states that Montgomery volition beryllium relieved, without pay, of each her functions arsenic an elected municipal authoritative effectual July 27.  The suspension is acceptable to extremity aft a  maximum of 120 days, oregon erstwhile Montgomery is sworn successful arsenic a re-elected campaigner oregon a caller campaigner is elected and sworn into the position.

The committee ruled that Montgomery failed to uphold the city’s codification of morals and nonrecreational behaviour successful regards to articles 29 and 30.

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Article 29 states that an elected typical indispensable enactment with respect towards colleagues, metropolis employees and bureau subordinate staff, portion nonfiction 30 pertains to the work of promoting a harmonious and respectful enactment clime escaped from harassment.

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This is the latest improvement successful a years-long saga pitting Montgomery and her erstwhile main of unit Annalisa Harris against the City of Montreal.

All 11 ethical breaches impact a 2019 quality resources ailment alleging that Harris harassed 2 members of the borough staff.

Efforts to scope Montgomery connected Monday evening were unsuccessful.

A CBC report, however, states that her lawyer, Éric Olivier, has filed a enactment of proceedings scheduled to beryllium heard successful Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

— with files from Global News’ Alessia Maratta

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