Former Liberal MP and current London, ON mayor Joe Fontana
Credits: CRAIG GLOVER/QMI AGENCY
His response came after a partial version of the story in Friday's Free Press was posted online, and after the newspaper made another attempt -- in person at a public meeting -- to get his comment.
"In my 18 years in Parliament, I have a stellar reputation . . . with taxpayer dollars," he said, insisting "no one's ever talked to me" about the issue. He said 2005 "is seven-and-a-half years ago."
He said parents and their children are responsible for paying their wedding reception bills.