Regina mayoral candidate Chad Novak alleges threat
Mayoral candidate Chad Novak is alleging he was threatened by the executive assistant of Regina’s current mayor, who has his own account.
Novak's allegation comes following an exchange between him and Mark Rathwell at City Hall this week. Novak called a news conference about his allegation.
During the executive committee meeting Wednesday, numerous comments were exchanged on Twitter. One by Novak suggested Rathwell would be out of a job come this October when the civic election is held.
It was at that point Rathwell approached Novak but denies making any threats.
"I did go over to him and ask(ed) him, ‘Are you threatening me? Are you threatening my job?’," said Rathwell.
Rathwell will no longer be the executive assistant to the mayor after the civic election. He will leave the position when Mayor Pat Fiacco,who is not running, is replaced.
Asked if he feels his life is in jeopardy, Novak answered, "One hundred percent yes." But he offered no evidence of what was said.
Rathwell finds the notion that he would put Novak's life in jeopardy completely absurd.
"I truly am almost speechless when someone feels that way about me because there really is no basis in fact or reality for it," said Rathwell.
Rathwell denies being behind the numerous fake Twitter accounts that now exist to mock Novak's campaign.
Novak wants the police to look into his allegations in the hopes of getting a restraining order against Rathwell. There is no indication at this point he will get one.