Former mayor Peter Kelly's new career?

Target Pest Control says Kelly has joined the team.

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We just received a press release from Target Pest Control, saying they have an announcement to make because of "the number of calls Target Pest Control has been receiving." That announcement is that Halifax's former mayor Peter Kelly has joined the business. Target president Stephen Taylor says “His business and public sector background, as well as his business development skills and knowledge of Halifax and Nova Scotia will be invaluable as we look to grow our company.”

It's unclear whether the "number of calls" they've been getting refers to a high volume of pest complaints, and Taylor is assuring customers that his company is scaling up to better deal with the wasps, bed bugs and whatnot. Or if word has leaked about the disgraced Bedford politician resurfacing, and Taylor is making it official. Or if this is some sort of late April Fool's Day joke involving a rat politician becoming a rat catcher. Or maybe early for April Fool's 2015.

President Taylor hasn't returned our call yet to shed more light on the announcement. Here's the press release for you to marvel at yourself.

Press release asserting that disgraced former mayor Peter Kelly joined a pest control company.
  • Press release asserting that disgraced former mayor Peter Kelly joined a pest control company.

And the text of that release...

Due to the number of calls Target Pest Control has beeen receiving. the company wishes to issue the following statement:

Kelly Welcomed by Target Pest Control

HALIFAX, NS- Target Pest Control, is happy to welcome the addition of a new partner, Peter Kelly.

Kelly will be acting in the capacity of Business Development. Prior, to joining Target Pest Control, Kelly has worked for over 30 years in both the private and public sectors as well as on many volunteer boards and organizations. Mr. Kelly brings many years of managerial and business consulting experience. Kelly holds a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University and a Diploma in Hospitality Management from NSCC.

“ We are very pleased to have Mr. Kelly join our team, ” said Stephen Taylor, President of Target Pest Control, “His business and public sector background, as well as his business development skills and knowledge of Halifax and Nova Scotia will be invaluable as we look to grow our company.”

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