Judging by the actions of their elected representatives, the biggest concern facing Bedfordians is evidently commuting to Halifax. Peter Kelly, who was mayor of the old town of Bedford and then an HRM councillor representing Bedford before becoming mayor, has spent decades advocating for various solutions to the Bedford Highway gridlock---a train, and then a fast ferry---none of which had any hope of becoming reality.
But Tim Outhit has made meaningful advances on the train front. It's unlikely that a commuter train will be running along the CN tracks in the immediate future, but thanks in large part to Outhit's perseverance, it might become reality in the long-term. It's certainly on the city hall agenda in a way that it wasn't for Kelly.
Outhit hasn't been afraid to confront Kelly on secret meetings, and has openly battled with him on other matters, but, importantly, Outhit missed the vote to censure Kelly and, like the rest of council, Outhit has made no move to address the Thibeault matter.
Outhit voted against removing the Hydrostone from the north end BID, and against the sale of St. Pat's-Alexandra. He voted to continue down the stadium path, even when he knew it was unlikely to materialize.
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