The headline reads – “Wolfville Mayor: people need to know political game”
The story is in reference to the case the town has with Kings Co. over education funding and Mayor Stead is reported to have said:
“Our public deserves to know the context (of the education decision),” …“There are so many dimensions to this that were not thought out.”
The public certainly does deserve to know, but the case the mayor is talking about in the article is not the one we want to know more about and not the one which is not being talked about.
We could rephrase that sentence to read:
Our public deserves to know the context (of the CAO “contract” issue),” … “There are so many dimensions to this that were not thought out.”
But this statement as reconstructed could not be a quote attributed to the mayor because he and the town have carefully kept this political “game” OUT of the public eye and out of the press. So far. But truth will out.
We figure Len Goucher, and Richard Hurlburt didn’t expect public scrutiny either, and yes it is painful.
The mayor is right, people need to know.