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Sutcliffe fires back at critics for cash for access claims

Mark Sutcliffe, one of 14 people vying to be Ottawa's next mayor, said the notion that he is offering his access for cash during his mayoral campaign is simply "preposterous."
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Mark Sutcliffe. Photo/ Mark Sutcliffe on Twitter

Mark Sutcliffe, one of 14 people vying to be Ottawa's next mayor, is responding to claims that he was offering cash for access to him through his campaign contributions. 

Sutcliffe told The Rob Snow Show on Sept. 15 that the notion that he is offering his access for cash during his mayoral campaign is simply "preposterous."

"We are doing nothing wrong," he said. "We are raising money for people who like my vision for Ottawa and want to support it."

Sutcliffe stated that he is hosting fundraising events, just like any other municipal election candidate, which allows anyone to donate money towards his campaign but not exceeding the $1,200 limit. 

Sutcliffe noted that he is standing by his early campaign promise of not accepting donations from developers or union representatives. He said he is attending events across the community, knocking on doors and wants to talk to anyone and everyone that wants to speak with him. 

"I stand by my reputation," he said. "I know this city, and all I have tried to do is do my part to make Ottawa better for everyone and pay a debt to a city that has been so good to me and my family."

Listen to the full interview with Mark Sutcliffe below:

 

 

 

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