2013 grade: C-
2013 grade: C-
2012 grade: N/A
A lot of people dislike Matt Whitman. We get email pretty much every week from people questioning his credentials, or accusing him of electoral fraud or saying he’s part of some scary religious cult. We’ve ruled out the fraud, haven’t found anything of interest in the credential department and, so far as religion goes, everyone who is not a faithful adherent to The Flying Spaghetti Monster is suspect in our eyes.
With so many people hating on Whitman, we want to like him. But mostly he just confuses us. We’re still in search of a rhyme, waiting around for a reason. We think, ultimately, Whitman ran for council because he needed a job, not because he stands for anything, sinister or otherwise.
In a year of taking notes on councillors, there is just one tiny thing of note for Whitman: He voted with Rankin, Mason, Watts and Adams to rescind the Stantec report on the landfill, which was a procedural vote for those opposed to keeping the landfill open. But Whitman didn’t seem to follow that up with any coherent voting pattern, so maybe he just hit the wrong button.
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