Overall, I support what you represent. I particularly like the split of discretionary funds although I'm not certain that's a vote getter. Having know you some years now, I applaud your efforts thus far, your commitment to the community and to the region. It is my belief that Council, District 8 and HRM would be well served by you.
When I read Ms. Aldon's comments about you and other "non diverse" candidates, I was appalled and said as much in a response to her op ed piece.
Having said that, let's not get caught up in the clutter of what Council isn't. People who vote for a municipal candidate thinking it's a vote for global change are deluding themselves. On the other hand, it's not a vote for mere garbage collection, police services and paving either.
A vote for a Council candidate here in HRM is a vote for how we want to be represented to the rest of Canada as well as an employment interview for those who want to be our employees and be given the responsibility of stewardship over our money and our Gov't. I think you would be a good steward and would take the responsibility seriously. That's a very good start.
Amazingly hypocritical ...an admitted elitist slagging a chap who has devoted a great deal of time and energy to oppose "gentrification" and to support more broad and inclusive options across a full spectrum of issues would be laughable, if it were funny.
Rhys, you are welcome here in HRM and we wish you every success. I know some of the candidates in District 8 personally over a span of many years. Brenden is anything but what you seem to suggest, with a clear sneer in your tone.
This crazy thing called democracy we practice here allows any one to stand for office and allows us all as citizens for vote (or not) for whom we believe is the best candidate for the position.
Your opinions are your own and you are well entitled to them, however poorly informed they may be. My guess is you have a dislike for Brenden that emanates from from some dark place in your smug elitist sense of superiority. I expect you don't actually know him...if you did, you would not have treated him, and the citizens of District 8, so patronizingly.
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