Mayoral candidate's expenses referred to RCMP, auditor by Chilliwack city council
Sam Waddington, pictured here at Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, is a Chilliwack councillor and owner of a hiking and climbing retail outlet.
Coun. Sam Waddington, who expensed $17K in 2017, says the move is politically motivated
A Chilliwack city councillor challenging the sitting mayor in the upcoming municipal elections has had his expenses referred to the RCMP and an independent auditor — less than a month before the vote.
Sam Waddington, 24, is in the running for mayor against incumbent Sharon Gaetz and Coun. Ken Popove.
Chilliwack's Sam Waddington seeks to become the Lower Mainland's first millennial mayor
Gaetz told CBC News she first noticed discrepancies around Waddington's expenses in June, when she saw he had spent $17,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, compared to the $7,000 she spent as mayor.
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"My advocacy work has been well founded ... and in every instance that I've spent time outside the municipality of Chilliwack I've been acting in the best interest of our community," he said. •Mayor investigates
•'He stayed on the city dollar at a luxury condo'
•'Small distractions to very big issues'
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