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Gloria McCluskey

District 5 (Dartmouth Centre)

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MEGAN RUDSON
  • Megan Rudson

2013 grade: B+
2012 grade: C-
2011 grade: C+
2010 grade: B+
2009 grade: B-
2008 grade: B
2007 grade: C
Cell: 476-1667

Gloria McCluskey is, has always been and always will be, well, Gloria McCluskely. A force unto herself, McCluskey has come to define Dartmouth Centre, for better and for worse. The "better" is really decent representation, and making sure Dartmouth isn't completely subsumed into HRM, just another nameless neighbourhood. The "worse" is an over-the-top defensiveness, a jealousy of Halifax.

Since the election, McCluskey has two successes: She has staved off a bureaucratic change in how a committee that monitors Dartmouth's lakes is staffed, and she has gotten late-night ferry service reinstated, more civic vanity than anything, but it's a score nonetheless.

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