Karen Ras is no longer the councillor for Ward 2 as she resigned from municipal politics on January 27, 2022. After her resignation, the media reported on the inappropriate behaviour of some councillors, including reports of Councillor Ras being harassed while at work .
The PRCA Board of Directors is sorry to see Karen Ras leave under these circumstances. We thank her for her public service to the City. In the interim, former Ward 2 Councillor, Pat Mullin, has been appointed by Mississauga City Council to represent Ward 2 until the next municipal election scheduled for October 2022.
Ward 6 Councillor, Ron Starr, is now on a leave of absence and was not present at the February 3rd Council meeting where Pat Mullin was appointed interim Councillor of Ward 2.
The PRCA Board of Directors condemns any instance of harassment in the workplace, especially against our elected officials who devote countless hours to improving our community. No one should endure harassment at work. We encourage anyone that also feels this way to make a complaint to both the City and Province’s Ombudsmen at:
For more information about Councillor Ras’ resignation, the events leading up to it, and subsequent responses to it, please read the following statements:
- Karen Ras’s resignation statement
- Mississauga City Council discussion at the February 3 Council Meeting – Agenda item 11.1 Ward 2 Council Vacancy
- Mayor Crombie’s video statement
- Mississauga Residents’ Association Network (MIRANET)’s response
Additionally, media coverage of the resignation can be found here:
- Mississauga councillor resigns amid allegations another councillor repeatedly keyed her SUV at city hall
- Mississauga city officials must be held accountable for failing to support Karen Ras after repeated harassment
- Former Mississauga councillor says she resigned after colleague allegedly vandalized her car