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District 10 - Mary Wile 

Clayton Park West

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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