Leeds and Thousand Islands chief administrator steps down, takes new role in Otonabee-South Monaghan – Kingston

Leeds and Thousand Islands chief administrator steps down, takes new role in Otonabee-South Monaghan – Kingston

in Feb 28, 2019


The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is looking for a new chief administrator.

Greg Borduas, the person formerly in the role, has left the municipality to take a similar job in Otonabee-South Monaghan.

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In May of 2017, four staff members accused Borduas of harassment; he then denied the allegations. An investigator later concluded that the claims were unfounded, a finding that resulted in the termination of two high-ranking employees.

After several stories about the allegations were aired on Global Kingston, Borduas sued former councillor John Paul Jackson and Global News. The litigation is still before the courts.

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Borduas continued in the chief administrator position before taking a leave of absence in December for undisclosed reasons.

On Feb. 22, the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan announced that it has hired Borduas as its new chief administrator. Mayor Joe Taylor of Otonabee-South Monaghan said that after a rigorous application process, the township determined Borduas was the best person for the job.

“He brings a significant level of experience to our municipality, and all of the members of council look forward to working with him,” said Taylor.

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In his new role, Borduas will likely end up working with one of his former accusers, Michael Touw, who was one of the senior staff members let go after filing a complaint against Borduas.

Global News has confirmed that Touw is now working as the public works manager for Peterborough County.

The mayor of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Corrina Smith-Gatcke, would not speak on Borduas’ exit, saying: “Due to confidentiality, we are unable to comment on this matter.”

Borduas begins his new job on March 18.

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