and the truth shall set you free
Can anyone guess why Councillor Craig Gammie is on the outs with every other councilor at the table?
Is it the new beard he’s sporting that caused council to declare him an “island on his own”?
Is it possible he was called an “ass” and an “S.O.B” by others at the table because of his charm and wit?
Is it conceivable they got tired of him shouting “Point of Order” every time he didn’t understand the rules of procedure at the council table?
Is it because he seems to really like the sound of his own voice and council meetings now last from 1PM till past the 9:00PM curfew, sometimes as late as 11:PM?
All valid reasons but not the real one!
Seems Craig is up to his old ways less than two months after being sworn in as a councilor. On Tuesday the 27th of January he served a writ on the Town Clerk and has filed a legal action to set aside October’s election. (filed in Walkerton case #2-15)
But wait! Not his election, not Janice Jackson’s election, not Ana or Mat’s election – he only wants Jay Kirkland thrown out! And why does he think a duly elected member of council should be removed?
Well, Craig seems to think he can read the minds of the voters who live in trailer parks and apparently believes: 1) they all voted for Jay and 2) their vote is illegal.
I can understand Craig believing he’s Kreskin The Great, but I don’t understand that he can’t believe his own eyes and ears when he sees and hears that Elections Canada and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs both agree that people who lease a trailer park space for a year count just as much as people who lease an apartment or house for a year.
I’m tempted to call him bi-polar, delusional or just plain nuts but not being a qualified psychiatrist I’ll pass on that and let you judge for yourself. While you’re thinking, ask yourself how much this will increase the Town’s legal bills and how that will help reach the 10% tax decrease Craig promised you when he asked for your vote.
Now a newspaper article claims Craig is going to withdraw the court action because someone advised him to. HUH! Don’t know who’s advising Craig but I bet it’s not Betty Hall. She’s out there telling everyone she’s going to be the new deputy mayor!
Sorry Betts – you lose again!
At the same meeting during a break Mayor Janice Jackson launched a tirade of foul language at the only member of the public who seems to have the time and will power to attend the marathon council sessions.
A question for Mayor Jackson: Is your version of open and transparent government achieved by yelling at the public “Are you out of your f***ing mind and “What were you f***ing thinking” in front of half a dozen witnesses? Could it be that if you yelled at Craig he might bring legal action against you too Miz Mayor?
With a couple of exceptions this council is a clown show!