The fallout continues from the recently released emails between Mayor Matt Brown and Councillor Maureen Cassidy.
Freedom of Information Requests made by AM980 reveal candid discussions about Cassidy’s planned bid for a seat on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and poverty panel recommendations, among other issues.
Councillor Harold Usher had long been London’s representative on FCM’s board.
Mayor Brown nominated Cassidy as this year’s London candidate, but she withdrew her nomination and began her leave of absence just days before the national conference.
The departure came as London tries to land $375 million in federal government to build its new rapid transit system.
Usher feels Brown’s support for Cassidy’s bid was preferential treatment.
“From my perspective, yes it was preferential treatment because it positions something that I occupied, and I’ve never seen that happen before that you get ousted if you’re performing appropriately, and I was performing appropriately,” Usher said.
AM980 has reached out to Brown and Cassidy who have both have refused to comment.
Calls to Integrity Commissioner Gregory Stewart have also gone unanswered.