Taxpayer money should NOT be used to pay for sexual assault settlements for Councillors

BRAMPTON, ON – Toor made the following statement in reaction to news reports that taxpayer money was allegedly used to pay for a sexual assault civil lawsuit settlement for disgraced Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon: 

“Like many residents today, I am shocked to hear reports that Regional Councillor, Gurpreet Dhillon allegedly used taxpayer money to help pay his civil lawsuit settlement to the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her during a business trip to Turkey, which was also funded by taxpayers. 

As Brampton residents are getting their tax bills in the mail and working hard to make those payments, the last thing they want to hear is that their money is going towards paying for sexual assault lawsuits.

Councillors need to be held to a higher standard. 

Gurpreet Dhillon needs to resign immediately and step away from Brampton politics. He is not fit to be in public office.

Every day I’m meeting with residents who are concerned about the rise in crime, about the lack of affordable housing, the gaps in our health care services and so much more. People are really struggling to put food on the table, pay for their kids’ activities. Life is becoming more and more unaffordable. 

Council has a responsibility to respect taxpayer money and they can do that by investing in services that help our residents rather than spending our money to pay for their disgraceful behaviour.”