Seems the town had a visit from Patrick Brown, head of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
Hosted, it appears by the Mayor and one other,not Councillor Paul Pirrie. The doughty pair took the provincial pol on a tour of various points of non- interest in the town; the downtown core on a Saturday morning for example.
The Mayor and the Honorable Member paused for photo opportunity at the library.
One can't help wondering how the conversation went.
Would they chat about twenty- odd years and thousands of dollars spent on engineering studies and successive councils that failed to make the obvious decision on redundant buildings on Victoria Street?
Would they lament the fifty-five year failure to implement avowed intent to revitalize the down-town core ?
Would they show off the centre of culture in our town at Church Street School and tell him about the culture contract with a private self-appointed Board that pays neither rent nor maintenance for a public facility and meets in secret and discuss how to spend ,as they see fit ,hundreds of thousands of tax dollars transferred to them by our elected council?
The old drill shed on the corner of the Town Park and the genius of paying the Federal government more than half a million for the contaminated antiquary for which they have no stated use, might have been on the tour and entered the conversation while in the proximity, visiting the Farmers' Market.
There would likely be no time to show off the wizard traffic calming plan in the Heritage Neighbourhood in the central north- east quadrant or the resulting traffic grid-lock at Yonge And Wellington.
Or new joint Centre for works and parks completed and occupied without fanfare or publicity, almost surreptitiously, just a few short weeks ago .
Or the six acres here and seventeen acres there, taken out of private into public ownership at a loss forever of municipal revenue to pay for municipal services.
Come to think of it...what would the trio chat be about?
What could Patrick Brown, Geoff Dawe or John Abel have to say to each other about Aurora's affairs on a sunny Saturday morning in the vibrant, bustling Town of Aurora.
What would be the point of the visit?