Betty Moore says she won't be bullied

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Clarke's Beach mayor to change her style; suggests gender an "element" in council's dysfunction

Betty Moore

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.

Organizations: The Compass, Maclean's

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Fred from Brigus
    December 09, 2012 - 05:15

    I support you 100% Betty. You have had a tough row to hoe especially with those Trailer Park Bullies. Hang in there ,stay strong,hold your head up high and yes there is light at the end of the tunnel. Stay true to your convictions and justice will prevail. Theres just too much fat impeding council and so little brains.

  • Kevin Power
    December 06, 2012 - 18:05

    The poor behaviour of members of Clarke's Beach Council is nothing new. It is an embarrassment to everyone. If I was a local tax payer, I certainly would have something to say about it in council chambers. Time for a citizen's committee to address these issues and time for the voters to replace the trouble makers at the next election.