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UPDATE: Third-Party Advertiser Who Targeted Burlington Mayor’s 2018 Election Campaign Arrested, Court Appearance Jan. 21

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The Third Party Advertiser who targeted my 2018 mayoral election campaign with negative advertising was arrested over the Christmas holidays, and will make his first court appearance Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Milton courthouse, 491 Steeles Ave. E.

Sean Baird has been charged with:

  • Uttering a Forged Document – Contrary to section 368(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
  • Fraud over $5000 – Contrary to section 380(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
  • Corrupt Practice (four counts) – Contrary to the Municipal Elections Act.

Court dates and schedules can be checked through this link up to a week in advance: (agree to terms on the main page and select Milton).

I’m glad to hear things are progressing in this matter. Justice is moving forward and these are all steps in the right direction.

We will continue to share public information with the community when we learn about it as this case moves through the court system. I am thankful to the police investigating and laying charges in any matter that has the potential to undermine elections, the foundation of our democracy.

For more information or my previous statement on this case, please click the related link below.

— Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward


*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.

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2 thoughts on “UPDATE: Third-Party Advertiser Who Targeted Burlington Mayor’s 2018 Election Campaign Arrested, Court Appearance Jan. 21”

  1. Excellent news. I wonder why this news wasn’t shared by police at the time of the arrest, I wonder how Baird managed to elude police until the Christmas holidays when perhaps it was thought the news would slip by unnoticed, and most of all I wonder when we will hear the names of the other people who were obviously involved in this as well.

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