Sanc­tions Still Loom­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

The­mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil meet­ing of De­cem­ber 5th was eight days ago and still Mr. Wayne Stratton has not been con­tacted to know the out­come of the Mayor’s pub­lic threats to sanc­tion him on breach­ing con­fi­den­tial­ity when he al­legedly leaked a coun­cil doc­u­ment to a third party. The doc­u­ment in ques­tion per­tained to a $25,000 do­na­tion the town has awarded to the Pat Burns Arena. The party to whom Stratton al­legedly leaked the in­for­ma­tion was Bor­der Hockey Pres­i­dent, Dave Dubois. In an ironic twist, Mr. Dubois claims he first spoke to the Mayor on the topic of the Arena deal, and only later with Stratton. Mr. Dubois claims the in­for­ma­tion was leaked to him from a source other than a coun­cil mem­ber. Mr. Dubois had a con­ver­sa­tion with Stratton only af­ter speak­ing with the Mayor on the sub­ject. Ac­cord­ing to Mr. Dubois, he men­tioned the deal to the Mayor, who did not deny the deal ex­isted and tried to change the sub­ject. Later that day Mr. Dubois men­tioned it to Mr. Stratton, who did speak in gen­eral terms about the deal, but only af­ter Mr. Dubois demon­strated he had knowl­edge of the deal.

The Stanstead Jour­nal spoke with Coun­cil­lor Jody Stone on this sub­ject, and in re­la­tion to the pend­ing sanc­tions. Mr. Stone stated this was not the first time Stratton had leaked Last Fri­day, a driver from Ver­mont ended up in the ditch along the 143 in Stanstead East. No­body was hurt in the ac­ci­dent.

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