Clarke's Beach mayor to change her style; suggests gender an "element" in council's dysfunction
The embattled mayor of Clarke's Beach was vowing last week to become a little more gristly in her dealings with fellow councillors, and also suggested her gender was an "element" in the fact she's being completely isolated by her male colleagues.
Betty Moore added that she has brought her concerns about the way council has been operating to Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O'Brien, and that if the province decides not to act, "then I'll make up my mind where I go from here."
"I'm not going to be bullied and ridiculed any longer," Moore told The Compass last week.
Moore's no-nonsense comments followed what was another fiery town council meeting on Monday, Nov. 19. It was the first public session for council since being labelled "Canada's most dysfunctional municipality" in a contentious article published in late October by Maclean's, a widely distributed national magazine.
The sensationalist headline generated buzz throughout the province, and sparked an outcry from citizens angry at the way their town was being portrayed across Canada.
Editor's note: for complete story, and more coverage of this issue, pick up a copy of the Dec. 4, 2012 print edition of The Compass.