Fly­ers spur ten­sion be­tween can­di­dates

Coun­cil­lor ac­cuses former in­cum­bent of cir­cu­lat­ing in­flam­ma­tory hand­out

Thornhill Post - - News - by Jes­sica Wei

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coun­cil­lor had taken and of can­di­date ex–Ward Nick 5 Papa one of at the a post fly­ers. of­fice, Cile­vitz star­ing quickly over took to Face­book to voice her dis­ap­proval. “The flyer can be seen in front of Mr. Papa on the desk — he ap­pears to be look­ing at it, lo­cated next to the postal clerk’s right hand,” she posted. “While mak­ing ar­range­ments to mass-mail the ‘anony­mous’ flyer and re­port­edly in­formed by the postal clerk that ‘This will be ex­pen­sive,’ Mr. Papa was re­port­edly heard to re­ply, ‘I don’t care how much it costs.’ ”

Nick Papa de­nies that he was dis­tribut­ing the fly­ers and said he was send­ing out his own cam­paign ma­te­ri­als when he was caught on-cam­era.

“I have bet­ter things to do than that,” he said. “She’s try­ing to prove her­self to be right when she’s wrong.”

Cile­vitz be­lieves that, if her in­stincts are right, then it’s a poor way for a can­di­date for pub­lic of­fice to be­have.

“I am ab­so­lutely ap­palled and shocked that Mr. Papa would stoop to this level in or­der to at­tempt to win back the Ward 5 seat,” she said. This in­ci­dent has served to be a warn­ing sign for Papa. “I wasn’t fa­mil­iar with how she op­er­ates [be­fore],” he said. “Now I know how she op­er­ates, so now I’m go­ing to keep an eye on her Face­book and all the other stuff.”

“She’s try­ing to prove her­self to be right when she’s wrong.”

Ward 5 coun­cil­lor Karen Cile­vitz

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