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At Thursday’s budget meeting, during a debate on the U Pass which OC Transpo head honcho Alain Mercier said would cost $3 million O’Brien lashed out.
He told Mercier there was a lack of trust in his numbers.
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Frankly, as shocking as O’Brien’s comments were, it was just as distasteful that no one at council spoke up to defend Mercier.
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City manager Kent Kirkpatrick has always been a man of honour. Wouldn’t this have been a good time to rush to his staffer’s defence,
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Bay Coun. Alex Cullen,
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"I would recommend that you acknowledge that your comments were inappropriate and withdraw them," Cullen wrote in an e mail.
No surprise here, O’Brien isn’t about to say he’s sorry.
Jasmine MacDonnell, the mayor’s communications assistant,
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Cullen isn’t the only mayoral candidate concerned about O’Brien’s comments,
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"If the mayor has concerns about the performance of any employee, it should be dealt with not on the floor of council and in the middle of the budget debate, but through proper human resource channels" said Jim Watson,
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Even Orleans Coun. Bob Monette,
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"Quite frankly, he should have kept his comments to himself, he shouldn’t have attacked him. I have serious issues with the record of Mr. Mercier but I will not air those at a public meeting.
"You don’t embarrass people in public. I would hope that he apologizes. If I have issues, I will deal with it in my office or in camera. I take strong positions,
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What’s really distasteful is O’Brien’s willingness to question Mercier’s numbers on the U Pass, a program the mayor wanted to support but couldn’t find the $3 million Mercier said it would cost.