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News of the affair was confirmed at an emotional council meeting on Tuesday where Cassidy revealed she was resigning as deputy mayor because of the inappropriate personal relationship she canada goose uk outlet had with Brown. Shortly uk canada goose after, the mayor issued his own statement apologizing for the relationship and the pain it has caused his wife and children.
He described the affair as a grave error in judgment. He said it took place for a “brief period of time” and “ended some time ago.”
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“Today, I’m thinking about my family,” he said. “I’ll turn my mind to my role Canada Goose sale as mayor when we’re ready.”
Toxic environment Ward 6 Coun. Phil Squire said he worries about how council will move on, suggesting the fallout from Brown and canada goose factory sale Cassidy’s affair will be a distraction.
“It’s going to consume energy that could be devoted to canada goose uk black friday matters that affect the city of London,” he told CBC News.
The affair also supports stereotypes of political offices and sets London back in public canada goose outlet opinion, Squire said.
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Former councillor Bud Polhill, who held office for 26 years, questioned how Brown canada goose uk shop can maintain his position as mayor.
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During his election campaign, Brown told voters he would clean up city hall and bring integrity to the job following the resignation of former mayor Joe Fontana, who was convicted of fraud charges.
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“Obviously his personal judgment is something that he’s admitted was inappropriate,” Coun. Josh Morgan told CBC’s Ontario Morning. “I don’t see any evidence of that playing into his professional judgment in the years that he’s been mayor.”
He and Brown, as well as several other councillors, campaigned on restoring integrity to city hall. Morgan suggested the mayor’s affair will be an issue council can overcome.
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“I think probably more than Canada Goose Online anything, Matt has let Matt down and let Canada Goose Outlet his family down,” Hubert said. “I think in his comments to media, he recognizes that he’s let Londoners down as well.”
Brown expressed a similar sentiment in an interview with CBC Wednesday morning.
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