Monday, December 08, 2008

The Power Broker?

I found a quote from "Opposition" (NDP/Labor) councillor Jenny Gerbasi in this story ("Girls school's plans draw fire" - WFP) quite funny:

Gerbasi said the school should have talked to her before making any plans.

"Before they come to city hall with plans, they should be talking to the city councillor," Gerbasi said. "It appears to be a school expansion by stealth."

A pox upon me, Your Highness, for I did not know that we lived in feudal times. Or that city councillors had become relevant.

(I wonder if the University of Winnipeg talked to Harvey Smith before they bought up half the Spence neighborhood?)


Blogger relic said...

and now she will oppose any plans the school has even though they do not include expansion.

term limits on councilors anyone?

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree relic....a perfect example of why term limits are required.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Harvey would have spoken up the U fo W would not have walked all over spence, buying up rehabilitated early 1900 homes which housed several families.

12:18 AM  
Blogger The Rise and Sprawl said...

Anon. #2 - Ah, but unlike Balmoral Hall, a private (with dollar signs in their eyes and wickedness in their hearts) school, the U of W Admin frequently makes noises about being more accessible to the poor and non-white of the community they are buying up.

Altruistic posturing will get you far in today's world. Honestly-presented self interest will get you enslaved.

12:33 AM  

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