In a 9-4 vote, Thunder Bay city council has agreed to turn city documents over to the Ontario Provincial Police anti-rackets squad. The mayor and city clerk are authorized to sign agreements to release documents.
Speculation is the police investigation has to do with allegations made by several city councillors of wrong doing at city hall. City manager Brian McRae, who is under suspension for reasons not yet made public, has launched a lawsuit and, in a statement of claim, asks for a total of $9 million from the city and six council members for wrongful dismissal.
A group of citizens, including several prominent business people, have organized a community social for May 24 in support of McRae and other beleaguered city administrators.