This matter is ongoing, and there is still a chance that the councillors who voted against Ward's original amendments could block action taken in terms of justice for the complainant, or accountability for the councillor charged. Please continue to show them you're watching, and want them to do the right thing, and not block a proper investigation and course of accountable action in this case.
By initially refusing to take investigative action on this workplace harassment case, they showed that workplace safety is not a priority, that (some) council members are immune to accountability, repercussions and punishment, and that they believe this type of behaviour from an elected official is acceptable.
Once again, these are the Councillors who originally voted AGAINST an investigation, or taking other action in a case of a Councillor’s workplace harassment of a city employee:
WARD 5: Robert Thomson – Robert.Thomson@barrie.ca 705-739-4275
WARD 6: Natalie Harris – Natalie.Harris@barrie.ca 705-739-4286
WARD 7: Gary Harvey – Gary.Harvey@barrie.ca 705-739-4217
WARD 8: Jim Harris – Jim.Harris@barrie.ca 705-739-4273
WARD 9: Sergio Morales – Sergio.Morales@barrie.ca 705-739-4256
A full list of Council members, and their contact information can be found here: https://www.barrie.ca/City%20Hall/MayorCouncil/Pages/default.aspx