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Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell expenses $186K over three-year period

BRAMPTON, Ont.- Figures were released last week that showed Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell has incurred $186,000 in expenses over the past three years.

The information was released in response to a freedom of information request by the Brampton Guardian.

According to the Toronto Star, Fennell, who is Canada’s top paid mayor, used the money between December 2010 and September 2013 for things including: personalized barbecue aprons, undisclosed trips, seat upgrades and mandarin lessons.

Fennell’s expenses over that time period were far higher than money claimed by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, who both preside over larger cities.

Details of the expenses comes at a time when Brampton residents face the possibility of reduced transit services and other cuts, or a 6.5 per cent increase in the city’s portion of property taxes.

Susan Fennell called into the 680 Newsroom to respond to these expenses.  To listen to the full interview, click here.