The mayor is, we have to think, just incapable of saying “I don’t know. ”
In the CBC video linked in the previous post, when asked if there was a Green Party candidate in this riding, Mayor Bob Stead said, quite confidently, as if he knew, NO there wasn’ t.
He should have known, given his Green credentials, and rather than be embarrassed he guessed. It didn’t matter if he was wrong. The important thing for him was to look good. This is typical behavior.
It is bad enough that the mayor doesn’t know what he is talking about but to give an answer (often quite wrong) with such assurance when in fact he hasn’t a clue is … well … what would you call that?