Wayne Cuddington, Ottawa Citizen
I wanted to scoop the big media and post something about today’s AMAZING seniors strip protest demonstration, but Citizen journalists (Tommy Spears and Joanne Chianello) and their excellent videographer (another example of his fine work) beat me to it. (Nice job Wayner!)
http://www.ottawacitycouncilwatch.com/ also beat me to the punch – sweet!
Good work, Fifth Estaters – thank goodness you’re there to stand up to the devious silver-tongued bullies. (Kudos to Jay, too – you’re good at what you do. Rick, give the man a raise – what are you paying him, a measly $60K?)
As usual the ‘community’ newspaper reporters didn’t show up for this unique event in Bells Corners history. “Story? What story?” they bleated, waiting for RC’s phone call or a press release from his staff to know what to write. Their bosses turn up the heat – “don’t piss off our advertisers.”
And where was Earl? Out kicking someone else’s shins? Or maybe Pierre-Karl has told Earl to cool it (“Rick’s one of us.”)?
The ball’s in your court, Earl. The Citizen has done its share to keep up high standards of journalism. Are you a journalist or a columnist? Interesting question.
It looks like the brass ring is there to grab in 2014 – you’ve got my vote, Earl, if you go for it.
“Earl McRae, City Councillor for College ward!” It sort of rolls off the tongue, n’est-ce pas?
I can’t wait to watch Randall in action this fall when he stands up at Queen’s Park and chops and dices the opposition. Go Randall go!
Isn’t it time we had an ordinary Joe to represent us poor abused and deceived taxpayers in Bells Corners? We could do worse than Earl McRae – he may have his faults but you could never call him sleazy.