It reflects badly on the elected body but that's not the problem. Politicians cannot expect to
be all things to all of the people all of the time. It's not in the nature of the beast.
They can fight back and they can fight dirty if they so choose.
Whatever happens on their watch, they are ultimately responsible.
A person outside the political circle has no protection and can easily be made the fall guy for political chicanery.
We have seen it all. People without credentials in positions of authority for reasons other than.
Senator Mike Duffy is a classic illustration of political expediency at its deadliest. He is an unsympathetic figure but It's a cinch he regrets the day his path crossed Stephen Harper's
and he became involved in a game he thought he knew so well.
Whatever financial advantage or satisfaction gained from results of the last election, ,he can never
recover or be compensated for personal damage sustained through a trial of thirty-one criminal charges filed against him. The Judge's decision will always be suspect.
Aurora Council. like any other, is ultimately and completely responsible for whatever decisions are made. No consultant or professional adviser can shoulder that responsibility. Consultants
are given terms of reference which pre-determine recommendations.
Politicians ask to be allowed to serve. Whatever twists and dodges engages them after election will inevitably catch up with them sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, to the disadvantage of all of us.
T'was ever thus and never more so than now.
At every level of government.