Casino clash: Mayor, Downes hurl accusations over rules of council debate

EMC News - Accusations were flying and tempers were flaring at city council during the recent casino debate. For the first time in his term as Kingston mayor, Mark Gerretsen threatened to kick one councillor out of the meeting for questioning his role as chair. The debate began beyond the normal 11pm quitting time of council. Councillors agreed to extend their July 17 sitting to complete the agenda. But as midnight got closer, tempers got shorter. Read article