This is a council so marked by internal strife, bumbling, ethical lapses, and general meanness that at the same meeting Caslin made his proclamation, Welland Councillor Paul Grenier made an emotional plea for the end of the toxic politics of the chamber.
“Politicians and diapers must be changed often,” wrote Mark Twain. “And for the same reason.” There is a timeless truth to Mr. Twain’s eloquently barbed observation of politics and, I suppose, a kind of comfort. We are tempted, living the bubble of our present circumstances, to suppose the politics of our place and time is …
Whatever that audit would find – good, bad or ugly – would finally allow the NPCA to move on and restore some measure of public confidence.
Instead, the NPCA is insisting on a more time consuming and costly process.