Despite a request from the RM of Sherwood, Tim Probe says he is not giving up his council seat.
Probe was asked by the RM to voluntarily resign because of a municipal corruption charge issued against him from an incident in February 2016 which came on the heels of an investigation by the provincial ombudsman in which he and another former councillor were found to be in conflict-of-interest.
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An e-mailed statement from Probe states “Tim Probe will not be voluntarily resigning from the R.M. of Sherwood Council, as per the council’s February 13th request.
Wednesday, he notified the R.M. of Sherwood he declined to submit his resignation, and made it clear he will defend that decision before the courts if necessary.
In October 2016, Probe agreed to step aside from his council responsibilities until his legal issues were resolved; he will continue to refrain from attending council meetings and involving himself in R.M. business. Probe plans to return to his duly elected seat on the R.M.council, when he is vindicated.
The RM of Sherwood can take legal action under the Municipalities Act to have Probe removed