08/23/2012 11:01 EDT | Updated 10/23/2012 05:12 EDT

Ex-Mississauga councillor faces charges over byelection campaign expenses

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A former Mississauga, Ont., city councillor has been ordered to appear in court on election finance charges.

The charges stem from the 2011 byelection that saw Carolyn Parrish lose to rival Bonnie Crombie.

At issue is the rent Parrish paid for her campaign office during the race.

Parrish used the office for about two months and paid $750 in rent — a fraction of what commercial space in the area typically costs.

She's also accused of exceeding the campaign spending limit and accepting a contribution over the legal limit.

A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 20.