Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The perils of reality TV: Is an election candidate out of line by accepting a freebie "makeover?"

Amy England, (pictured) who was elected to Oshawa City Council a few months after her episode of Rags to Red Carpet aired, has come under fire for failing to report thousands of dollars worth of products, services and publicity. Council watchdog Bill Steele is demanding a compliance audit of her election finances, saying the image enhancement and exposure gave England a “huge unfair advantage.” During the half-hour episode, England is transformed from sloppy student to polished professional with a new wardrobe, and hair, teeth and eye treatments.

Click on the title to read the Toronto Star story.

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