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Best Thing To Happen In Halifax In The Past Year 

Gold Winner Mike Savage elected mayor

Silver Winner Mooseheads winning Memorial Cup

Bronze Winner Chris Brown concert cancellation

Then-Liberal MP Mike Savage fell victim to the startling NDP surge in the 2011 federal election, and so was looking for a job. Fortunately for him, and for us, Halifax was growing tired of then-mayor Peter Kelly, to put mildly, and so Savage threw his hat in the ring, easily taking the 2012 mayoral vote. More anointed than elected, Savage has made some missteps—paying himself through his campaign funds, for example. But good dawg, he’s no Rob Ford, and with his evident goodwill and skill at playing the ever-jocular face of the city, the honeymoon period continues.


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