Old school vs New school ‘duke it out’

Both schools duke it out

Yesterday the gloves came off over Fire Department Insurance Rates with Dean Ward representing ‘old school’ taking an opposite position from ‘new school’ councillor Brian Gallant who miraculously has risen from the dead (must be getting close to election time again, yep!) coming in from the wilderness to do battle with the Ratepayer upstart who wants his council chair.

Dean Ward: Council meeting Aug 6 Fire Insurance rates going down……

Brian Gallant: Fire Dept. & Insurance Rates

After 15 rounds (three years) of a bare-knuckle bruising fight it’s hard to tell who the winner is here? The judges are undecided. What is officially called a “no decision” bout resulting in neither boxer winning or losing.

This is not surprising, since from day one both schools of thought were hard-headed, my way or the highway, with no middle ground between them. As a result, depending on how our upcoming election turns out we could find ourselves as a community with one or the other extremist camps running sway over the other, with hard feelings, animosity and resentment lingering on in this community like an albatross around ones neck for some time to come. If we let it!

The “middle-way” would build bridges between these two opposing camps and unite us as one again. It’s the only way! It’s that simple.


When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

from John Prince
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7 Responses to Old school vs New school ‘duke it out’

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, you are totally correct.
    How much money is needed to run a campaign?
    Time is slipping away you know.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “The “middle-way” would build bridges between these two opposing camps and unite us as one again. It’s the only way! It’s that simple.”

    It will simply take some very long bridges to unite us as one again. Hard to build bridges over moats filled with burning oil.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s simple. You simply take the worst cry babies and intractable offenders from both camps and throw them in the burning oil. Afterwards, the others will come together as one and live happily ever after. With the middle-way all things are possible. :-)

  4. John Prince says:

    Anon @10:23
    I don’t know if we have to resort to those extremes, although it might be a quick and easy solution to the problem. Only kidding! :-)

    Not being a candidate for mayor who was a former fire fighter I think would definitely be an advantage in this case in resolving many of our lingering problems in this area. More biases and extremism is not what we need more of. That’s what got us into this problem in the first place. Conflict resolution and compromise building is what is needed here.


  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi John, a councillor like Mr. Gallant taking it upon himself to defend the actions of council proves to me the incompetence of these PARASITES. A council member on his own has no more power that any member of the community, just plain stupidity. A council as a whole is the only body that should talk regarding the results of their actions. Gallant is out to lunch. Gallant has no authority whatsoever to shoot his mouth off about council actions. This is another case that should be reported to Municipal Affairs. These ignorant people misleading the Public on a grand scale. Gallant seems to believe that we are all stupid and will follow his nonsense. Go to your room and close the door from the inside. I hope I don’t have to repeat this. Next time I will be more CRUEL. Abusing the public in such a manner is insulting to us all.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I agree with all the above comments. You Go John!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it funny they told us our insurance rates were going to drop now it all turns out to be a crock. All very interesting to hear the developer tell us he could not work with the present council


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