Frontenac Islands councillor reprimanded for repeated infractions involving Howe Island ferry

The deputy mayor of Frontenac Islands township has been reprimanded after an integrity commissioner investigation into improper contact with a Frontenac County employee.

The action was taken against Bruce Higgs, who is serving his second term as councillor for Frontenac Islands and his who is also serving as a first term councillor on Frontenac County council.

The reprimand stems from a complaint made in September regarding contact made to a Howe Island ferry operator last summer.

On July 12, the county-operated ferry was out of service after one employee couldn’t get to work because of car trouble.

The integrity commissioner’s report found that Higgs inappropriately obtained the operator’s phone number, called him and offered him a ride to work.

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