Criminal background doesn't make candidate ineligible

Criminal background doesn't make candidate ineligible

Jeannette Tossounian running for Niagara Falls regional council

August 1, 2014

Despite having two arson convictions against her, it appears Jeannette Tossounian is eligible to run for elected office, according to Ontario's Municipal Elections Act. In 2012, the Niagara resident was charged with arson after being suspected of burning her own art gallery in St. Catharines to the ground. She was convicted and served her time in a women's prison. She is currently a registered candidate in the Oct. 27 election, with her name in the Niagara Falls regional councillor race.

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