Councillor Tim Tierney charged with corrupt practices
Ontario Provincial Police have charged Beacon Hill-Cyrville councillor Tim Tierney with corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act.
In August 2018, the OPP received a request for assistance from Ottawa Police. The request is in connection to an alleged conversation that happened behind closed doors at the city's elections office moments before the 2018 municipal election candidate registration deadline on July 27. Tierney's opponent, Michael Schurter, made the official complaint to Ottawa Police.
On October 22, Tierney defeated Schurter, securing 81 per cent of the vote in the east-end ward.
Tierney released a statement Friday afternoon, "I have every faith in the process before us and will vigorously defend myself. In the interim I will continue my hard work on behalf of the people of Beacon-Hill Cyrville."
Tierney was first elected to council in 2010. He is set to appear in court on December 13.
Statement from Tim Tierney. Says he will ‘vigorously defend himself’ and remain working hard for Ward 11. Tierney has been charged with corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act @ctvottawa #ottnews #ottawa https://t.co/3tq7tpeMhp— Christina Succi (@CTVChristina) November 23, 2018