An independent inquiry confirms that the Chief and Council’s suspension of Councillor Cathy Martin on November 7, 2017 was justified and appropriate.
Having conducted a thorough investigation of the relevant factual context that led to the councillor’s suspension, the independent investigator concluded that:
- The Code of Conduct was properly applied;
- The rules of procedural fairness have been followed appropriately;
- The penalty imposed was justified; and,
- The three month suspension and its terms were appropriate though on the high end.
Please see below a letter from the Sûreté du Québec. The major crime unit in Chandler investigated the file. They came to the conclusion that there was no criminal offense. Therefore, the file will be closed.