Whitchurch-Stouffville mayor ordered to apologize for ‘disturbing’ bathroom photo wall, ends up losing one month pay.

Justin Altman, the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville  has been ordered to apologize after a wall covered in photographs of councillors, former employees and local residents was discovered in his office bathroom.

Integrity commissioner Suzanne Craig conducted a six month long investigation and concluded that Altmann must make a public apology to the city within 90 days in addition to losing one month of pay.The investigation began after a complainant – who did not want to be identified – told Craig that a “CSI-like” photo wall had been discovered inside the bathroom in March 2017.

Craig said in her investigation said, “In the affidavit, the complainant states that they had been approached by co-workers, who had ‘stumbled upon something very evil in the Mayor’s bathroom,’ and were afraid for their safety,”Craig said the complainant submitted photographs of the wall after it was discovered as part of the investigation.

A memo from the mayor’s lawyer said the conclusion of the investigation was “unfair” as the photo wall was a “mind map to connect the dots” after 12 anonymous packages began being delivered to local residents in July 2014.

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