There was a lot of talk during the recent Qualicum Beach municipal election about a need for transparency.
When three of the newly-elected Qualicum councillors huddled recently, were they working on transparency? Or, is this where they hatched their plan to subvert the will of the voters by removing one of the key roles of a mayor, to represent the town on external governing bodies?
Instead they appointed the one member of their group with no legislative experience, Dave Willie.
This isn’t about a so called ‘platform of change,’ this is about trying to undo the overwhelming choice by electors of Teunis Westbroek as our mayor.
What changes can we expect next? Will they now re-open the OCP for Parksville-style development? Will they undo the water agreement and force a huge borrowing referendum so that developers can be assured of unlimited population growth for Qualicum Beach?
We have elected three businessmen and a retired banker to our council, should we expect otherwise?