Grade this year: D
Grade last year: N/A
Fall River was the site of one of the nastiest political battles of the HRM elections last October. In the end, challenger Barry Dalrymple just edged out incumbent Krista Snow.
By appearances so far, Dalrymple is considerably to the right of Snow; he stakes out old-school PC-type positions on most issues, and at council meetings seems to take cues from Streatch and Hendsbee, the councillors on his immediate right and left, both of whom are politically to the right of, say, Stockwell Day.
To his credit, Dalrymple has made the case for increased transit service to Fall River, or at least for not cutting existing service to that community.
But even his statements on transit don’t reflect any work on Dalrymple’s part to get those concerns addressed. He’s new to council, and some councillors take more time than others to learn what the game’s all about. So I’m sending Dalrymple to the special classroom in the basement for extra reading.
posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Oct 21/16
Surprise! Islamophobic commenters get it wrong. comments 5
posted by EVELYN WHITE, Oct 20/16
The inaugural Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy wants to inspire young lawyers, and elevate Indigenous affairs at Dalhousie. comments 2
posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 16/16
Six new faces elected to city hall after a night of close finishes and surprising upsets. comments 6
posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 14/16
Halifax continues to fight a valiant, apparently futile struggle against voter apathy. comments 0
posted by JACOB BOON, Oct 13/16
Barry Dalrymple is the only outgoing city councillor publicly endorsing a successor. comments 0
posted by MOIRA DONOVAN, Oct 11/16
Short of bringing back Halifax County, can we ever hope to be one, big, happy municipality? comments 1
Sounds like both sides have every intention of settling this amicably and peacefully. Let's all…
Who couldn't see this happening? GRC certainly did and knew they were in their rights…
Reading the thing on Facebook, man, there's a lot of dipshits out there.