Petty politics demeans council
Re: Bortolin chided for ‘hyperbole’ over rape-in-alley comment, by Brian Cross, May 8.
Petty politics wastes time and money, and reduces respect for those who play the game. According to this story, Coun. Rino Bortolin did apologize for his poor choice of words. Those who thought his hypothetical example was real were few and far between. When confronted with his hyperbole, Bortolin readily apologized for his words.
Then Coun. Jo-Anne Gignac lodges a complaint with the support of fellow councillors. Our integrity commissioner did an investigation at the expense of taxpayers and came up with the need for an already given apology, along with an opportunity for fellow councillors to attack and belittle Bortolin.
In my opinion, taxpayers were on the hook for an unnecessary investigation and a demeaning attack upon a sincere and hard working councillor.
I feel that our integrity commissioner lacked common sense and respect in this needless judgment. Windsorites deserve better.