On September 8, 2010, Jose Pablo Bustamante, candidate running for Ward 10 filed information with the Provincial Court against Ward 10 Councillor Maria Pearson. Bustamante believes that Councillor Pearson committed an offence under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
The claim was accepted by the Justice of The Peace, and the first appearance in court will be held on October 20, 2010, at 1:00pm at the John Sopinka Courthouse.
Bustamante is planning a press conference next Monday, September 13, 2010, at 12:00 noon in front of Hamilton’s City Hall to explain the details of the information filed.
Jose Pablo Bustamante was the first candidate to file his nomination papers with the City of Hamilton for the upcoming municipal election on October 25th. Bustamante filed for his candidacy on January 4, 2010, and is running as a candidate against Councillor Pearson for Ward 10.
(The preceding was provided in the form of a press release by the candidate.)