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March 23, 1990 Mayors sign 'cult' petition; Leaders criticized for adding names to drug campaign Gloucester Mayor Harry Allen and Cumberland Mayor Brian Coburn are among "hundreds" of local opinion leaders who have signed an anti-drug petition sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Two years ago, the church offered "millions of dollars" to help drug addicts, the poor and the elderly if the Ontario government would drop criminal charges arising from a 1983 raid on the organization's downtown Toronto headquarters. The government refused. The church and 15 of its members were charged with the theft of photocopied government documents detailing church activities. front groups, Ottawa, Press