Conflict of interest with Fire Dept?

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Conflict of interest with Fire Dept?

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I listened to the AM1150 live broadcast last night and as a Citizen of Kelowna I have to tell you I was very disappointed to hear our current Mayor Sheperd took a campaign contribution from the Kelowna Fire Dept. She was quoted two weeks ago saying she only takes contributions from close friends and family and now she appears to be on the take from the Kelowna Fire dept. She accepted $500 dollars from them knowing that she has influence over the Fire Dept because she gave them a raise a little while back. She supports them and they support her yaaa right, give me a break!! The Fire union of course backs Sharon as they will ensure she gets the funding and votes she needs. Wow!!
The Kelowna Fire Dept gets $12.1 Million dollars per year from the City. This just stinks!

People that attended last night told me the room got quiet and very uncomfortable, as Sharon tried to squirm out of that one.

Walter Gray said, "Disappointed to hear that current Mayor Sharon Shepherd accepted campaign funds from the Firefighters Union. We spend about $12 million a year on our Fire Department Services. It worries me when she says "I support them, they support me". They are the second or third largest cost to the taxpayer!!"

I am Voting Walter Gray
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She should be fired. This is Very disappointing.
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Sharon may not be a leader, but I really don't like accusations regarding her integrity. Please stop these attacks on her character.
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Good for you voting Walter Gray- such an honest, transparent, positive, 'progressive' thinking human being. And I bet he's accepted tens of thousands of dollars from developers in the community for his campaign- probably no conflict of interest there.
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kelownasenior1942 wrote:I listened to the AM1150 live broadcast last night and as a Citizen of Kelowna I have to tell you I was very disappointed to hear our current Mayor Sheperd took a campaign contribution from the Kelowna Fire Dept. She was quoted two weeks ago saying she only takes contributions from close friends and family and now she appears to be on the take from the Kelowna Fire dept. She accepted $500 dollars from them knowing that she has influence over the Fire Dept because she gave them a raise a little while back. She supports them and they support her yaaa right, give me a break!! The Fire union of course backs Sharon as they will ensure she gets the funding and votes she needs. Wow!!
The Kelowna Fire Dept gets $12.1 Million dollars per year from the City. This just stinks!

People that attended last night told me the room got quiet and very uncomfortable, as Sharon tried to squirm out of that one.

Walter Gray said, "Disappointed to hear that current Mayor Sharon Shepherd accepted campaign funds from the Firefighters Union. We spend about $12 million a year on our Fire Department Services. It worries me when she says "I support them, they support me". They are the second or third largest cost to the taxpayer!!"

I am Voting Walter Gray


And you're wrong- it didn't come from the fire department- I don't know the details but have heard it was either a group of individual firemen, or 1 retired fireman- very different.
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who is he getting funding from? Where's the transparency?
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That just gave me one more reason to vote for Walter Gray!
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Transparent? Has he named one of his financial backers when asked?
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sbeecher10 wrote:
kelownasenior1942 wrote:I listened to the AM1150 live broadcast last night and as a Citizen of Kelowna I have to tell you I was very disappointed to hear our current Mayor Sheperd took a campaign contribution from the Kelowna Fire Dept. She was quoted two weeks ago saying she only takes contributions from close friends and family and now she appears to be on the take from the Kelowna Fire dept. She accepted $500 dollars from them knowing that she has influence over the Fire Dept because she gave them a raise a little while back. She supports them and they support her yaaa right, give me a break!! The Fire union of course backs Sharon as they will ensure she gets the funding and votes she needs. Wow!!
The Kelowna Fire Dept gets $12.1 Million dollars per year from the City. This just stinks!

People that attended last night told me the room got quiet and very uncomfortable, as Sharon tried to squirm out of that one.

Walter Gray said, "Disappointed to hear that current Mayor Sharon Shepherd accepted campaign funds from the Firefighters Union. We spend about $12 million a year on our Fire Department Services. It worries me when she says "I support them, they support me". They are the second or third largest cost to the taxpayer!!"

I am Voting Walter Gray


And you're wrong- it didn't come from the fire department- I don't know the details but have heard it was either a group of individual firemen, or 1 retired fireman- very different.



"Disappointed to hear that current Mayor Sharon Shepherd accepted campaign funds from the Firefighters Union. We spend about $12 million a year on our Fire Department Services. It worries me when she says "I support them, they support me". They are the second or third largest cost to the taxpayer!!" ~ Walter Gray

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oneh2obabe wrote:Transparent? Has he named one of his financial backers when asked?


That's public information. Anyone can find that out.
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Wow! A whole $500 from her firefighter friends. . . what a scandal!
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She said she only accepted funds from family and very close friends. Well I guess the Fire fighters are close friends since she got them a big pay raise. :) Obviously she will score big with all the Fire Fighter Union Votes too.
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unbiased2 wrote:Wow! A whole $500 from her firefighter friends. . . what a scandal!


I agree, she crossed the line.

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