Joe Fontana

Fontana Spared Jail Time

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Former Liberal cabinet minister Joe Fontana was sentenced Tuesday to four months of house arrest for a government fraud, avoiding time ...

Mayor Officially Resigns After Convictions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Joe Fontana ended his political career Thursday, resigning as mayor of London, Ont., following fraud-related convictions from his time ...

London Mayor Resigning After Criminal Convictions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., who was convicted last week on three fraud-related charges from his time as a federal Liberal cabinet minist...

Council Can't Oust Convicted Mayor

CBC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics

London, Ont., Mayor Joe Fontana's conviction on three criminal fraud charges relating to his time as an MP is not — on its own — enough to fo...

GUILTY

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., forged a document that resulted in a $1,700 government fraud while he was a Liberal cabinet minister then co...

London Mayor On Trial: I Made A Stupid Mistake

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - London, Ont., Mayor Joe Fontana says in retrospect it was "stupid" of him to alter a document he submitted for expenses while he was a ...

Fontana Pleads Not Guilty

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., admits that as a member of Parliament he altered a contract that he submitted for expenses, but the $1,700 t...

Whatever Happened To Honour?

CBC | Leslie MacKinnon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

In politics, 2013 might be remembered as the year politicians tainted by scandal decided that the concept of honour no longer required them to step as...

Trial Date Set For London Mayor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., will be going to trial on fraud charges this spring.A date of May 26 has been set for the trial of Joe Fonta...

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Brand Problems

Daniel Dickin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

One of the first orders of business for new political party leaders is the branding of their party. What will their party stand for? What will they do if elected? How will their policies help Canadian families? The Liberals and the media together have been closely watching Justin Trudeau since he became leader. They want to see what Trudeau's brand will be. So far, his biggest alignment has been with illegal activity. Not a great start.

Not The First Mayor At Heart Of Scandal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be dominating headlines with allegations of crack cocaine use that he has labelled ridiculous, but he's hardly the first to...

Embattled Mayor Back In Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The fraud case involving the mayor of London, Ont., will return to court this fall.Two days have been set aside for a preliminary heari...

Case Against Ontario Mayor Put Over

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The criminal case against the mayor of London, Ont., stemming from his time as a Liberal member of Parliament, has been put over until ...

Mayor Could Be Asked To Step Aside

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - A motion calling on the mayor of London, Ont., to step aside while criminal charges relating to his time as an MP are dealt with was de...

The Pressure Is On, Joe

CBC | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

The mayor of London, Ont., will face more pressure today to step down, after he was charged with three criminal offences. A non-confidence...

London Mayor To Stay On Despite Charges

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - A former Liberal MP facing criminal charges in a fraud investigation stemming from his time as a cabinet minister staunchly refused Thu...

CHARGED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., has been charged with fraud following an investigation into the alleged inappropriate use of funds when he w...

London Mayor Refuses To Quit Amid Wedding Scandal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - London Mayor Joe Fontana says he will not step down in the wake of allegations he misused public funds.Fontana posted a letter on his w...

Former Liberal MP Under Investigation For Wedding Cheques

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

The mayor of London, Ont., is under investigation by the RCMP over allegations that $20,000 in federal funds were used to pay for his son's wedding. ...