Defeated Brampton mayoral candidate Nikki Kaur isn’t any longer employed by the City of Brampton, in accordance with an internal email seen by Global News.
Kaur took a leave of absence from her role as a director inside the city’s planning, constructing and economic development department to run against incumbent Patrick Brown in Monday’s municipal election.
In an email sent to Brampton councillors on Tuesday, interim chief administrative officer Paul Morrison said Kaur is “not working for town.”
“We thank Gurdeep (Nikki Kaur) for her service at town and need her well in her future endeavors,” the e-mail read.
In an announcement, Kaur said her employment was “terminated.”
“I is not going to be silenced and won’t ever stop standing up for what is true,” she said. “I even have retained legal counsel and can fight this injustice.”
Kaur’s mayoral campaign focused on allegations of scandal around Patrick Brown, including a now-terminated investigation that suggested a firm that employed one in all his allies can have been given “an unfair advantage” when it was awarded a city contract.
In her statement, Kaur alleged that “Patrick Brown has once more tried to silence me for alleging wrongdoing and mismanagement at City Hall.”
Gary Collins, Brown’s director of communications, told Global News Brown “doesn’t get entangled in these issues.”
Unofficial live results from the City of Brampton show Brown won Monday’s election with a significantly increased majority.
He won 59.65 per cent of the vote in comparison with 25.55 per cent for Kaur.
“The City doesn’t comment on individual personnel matters,” a spokesperson for the City of Brampton told Global News.