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Town councillor, deputy-mayor candidate charged with assault

The charge against Bob Madigan has not been proven in court
Collingwood Coun. Bob Madigan is shown in a file photo.

Current councillor and deputy-mayor candidate Bob Madigan has been charged with assault, according to documents sworn in to the court. 

Court documents show Madigan is accused of assault following an alleged incident that occurred on Monday, Sept. 5 in Collingwood. 

Madigan was arrested on Sept. 6.

The documents were sworn into the courthouse on Sept. 12. 

There are no details in the court documents about what allegedly occurred to prompt the assault charge. is withholding any information which could potentially identify the victim. 

Madigan could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Madigan is in his second term as a town councillor and is running for deputy mayor in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 24. He's a local business owner and entrepreneur.

None of the allegations against Madigan have been tested in court.

Madigan's first appearance is scheduled for Sept. 27 at the Collingwood courthouse. 

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, a person is guilty of committing an assault when they apply force intentionally to another person, directly or indirectly, without consent, and/or when a person attempts or threatens, by an act or gesture, to apply force to another person.

Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 13 years of experience as a local journalist
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