Probably the less said about Mary Wile, the better.
Grade: D Mary's Cell: 476-2048
WHAT WE SAID IN 2007 (Grade: C+)
"If any district appreciates the values of the commuter car, it’s Wile’s, and it shows in her responses to our survey. Sort of. On Grand Parade parking: “Well, I can accept this but we must make it available for special occasions.” And on the concrete jungle mess that is the Cogswell Interchange: “Keep in mind that we need interchanges and means of accessing the downtown area.” Pretty pro-car. But then, regarding Chebucto Road widening project: “It doesn’t solve the problem. You end up in a ‘tunnel’ at the end of the road…are you going to repeat the same measures to those living beyond Connaught????”
"Wile also expressed some of the most fervent support for commuter rail: “Personally, I feel this is the only solution but not just from Bedford. Workers now travel from Bridgewater, Truro, the valley etc. into Halifax…We must think of the future.” Hmm… decidedly post-car thinking right there. Odd."
"Wile also pushed for BLIP sidewalks in this year’s municipal budget, a move we wholeheartedly support."
"Remarks: The rest of Wile’s answers reflect a soft spot for business and development, which makes sense for a councillor representing a business park like Bayers Lake (now, how the BLIP became a condo/apartment mecca is another story. Siiiiigh…). But it’s an inconsistent vision. Still, remember those comments about delinquent councillors missing from meetings? Wile maintained a near-perfect attendance record at council functions, making her the coucillor most likely to actually be seen in council. What a concept."
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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.