Is a reminder to politicians in Nova Scotia necessary at this point?
Way to go, Ernie, you ruined it for everyone. Take your bottle and go home.
While I understand the optics of wanting to demonstrate to the people of the Halifax Regional Municipality that city councillors are responsible representatives of the public, I can’t say I’m impressed at the transparently ham-fisted manner in which the Mayor has done it. What it lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in blatant showmanship.
I wonder, if you were a closet arsonist, would you be crossing your fingers that the Mayor didn’t list that one as ‘taboo’?
The best and most effective way of proving you are a responsible representative is not to fuck up in the first place. Mayor Kelly has just placed his City Council under close scrutiny, and even a minor mistake is now likely to be blown out of proportion.
It’s not enough to say you’re good, you actually have to be good. Eventually.