In an exclusive interview with Y Media Group Editor and CEO Yudhvir Jaswal, re-elected Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said he does not want “attack politics” like the US here in Brampton.
“It’s a great new day in Brampton. Days are done for those who favour nepotism, favouritism, and a corrupt old-guard system. Now we can focus squarely on advancing the best interest of Brampton.”
“I’m excited that we’re going to be able to advance
Brampton’s interests to fight for our fair share,” he told Y Media.
Brown said his top priorities for him are public safety and eliminating crime. “We need to give more resources to the police.”
Apart from these, he said as re-elected Mayor, he would focus on economic development and creating good-paying jobs in Brampton. He also told Y Media that he wanted to see a multipurpose cricket facility built in the City.
On Nikki Kaur’s termination from her job at the City of Brampton, Mayor Brown said the council didn’t make this decision.
“Nikki Kaur’s superiors at City Hall” terminated her,” he said. “I think the council’s reaction when we heard that the CEO had fired her was almost surprising that it hadn’t happened before. Deloitte investigation said that she had lied. She had put her phone in water to try to cover it up. A lot of people thought she should have been fired then. But you know, the city administration was very lenient on her after numerous ethical lapses and mistakes. So it’s not a big surprise. Hopefully, we don’t see that type of waste again in the future.”
Brown concluded by saying he’s looking forward to serving Brampton for the long term. Brown was declared the winner with nearly 60 per cent of the vote on Monday, and Kaur was a distant second with 25.5 per cent of the vote tally.
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