Mayor Linda Jackson has been ordered by the court to explain remarks she made recently scolding unnamed opponents.
A squabble over a contentious scheduling issue in Newmarket court led to the recent postponement of the conflict of interest case brought by Gino and Mary Ruffolo against Mayor Linda Jackson.
Gino and Mary Ruffolo were set for legal battle with Mayor Linda Jackson in Newmarket court yesterday after a nearly month-long delay. The case, however, has been adjourned until the middle of May.
They were all but ready to put on their gloves and make their way to their respective corners of the legal boxing ring this week. But with just two days to go before the opening bell was to ring, Gino and Mary Ruffolo learned their scheduled Feb. 28 bout with Mayor Linda Jackson in Newmarket court was postponed.
Gino and Mary Ruffolo have filed their statement of defence in the $395,000 lawsuit commenced by the City of Vaughan on Nov. 20. The Ruffolos’ 16-page statement, filed last week, refutes the allegations levelled against them and characterizes the legal action as “high-handed” and “malicious”.
Gino and Mary Ruffolo want the Ontario Superior Court to throw Mayor Linda Jackson out of office.
Gino and Mary Ruffolo have filed notice of intent to defend themselves against the legal action commenced by the City of Vaughan on Nov. 20.
The City of Vaughan has commenced legal action against Maple residents Gino and Mary Ruffolo for allegedly breaching the terms of a 2006 settlement by — among other things — annoying city staff.