Jeffrey defeats incumbent, councillor in Brampton
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, October 27, 2014 8:53PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 27, 2014 10:34PM EDT
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Brampton's controversial Mayor Susan Fennell has lost her bid for re-election amid a spending scandal that rocked the city northwest of Toronto.
Linda Jeffrey, a former provincial Liberal cabinet minister, defeated the incumbent and city councillor John Sanderson.
Fennel had been seeking a fifth term in office.
A recent audit found she broke municipal expense rules -- including on business-class flights, premium hotel rooms and cellphone IQ quizzes.
The expenses added up to more than $172,000, although roughly $41,000 was repaid and an arbitrator found Fennell must only pay back $3,523.