The hypocritical thing about all this is we have Watson trying to defend a “precious” piece of greenspace called Confederation Park. That’s a worthy enough position that your agent would support and I’m sure many others would as well.
But this from the mouth of a mayor who called a large swath of the precious Macdonald Parkway greenspace “scrubland” when he wanted to drive light-rail down it.
And this is the mayor who did absolutely nothing to save the 19th-century garden and the very old trees at Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent which is now a parking lot and the heritage convent site which is lying fallow behind two condos facing Richmond Road and which the developer Ashcroft says is proving to be very difficult to renovate. I think we know where this ends.
The citizenry is beginning to catch on that Watson will say anything as long as it is popular. He doesn’t care if it conflicts with something he said previously because no one checks to see what his position was before.
However if this series of tweets is a sign, the residents of Ottawa are starting to catch on.
On the subject of catching on, did no one notice Watson’s 78-per-cent approval rating in a recent poll? Nobody gets a 78-per-cent approval rating. U.S. presidents at the height of their popularity never ever get that high. So something is going on there.
Just like no mayor has 22 times the number of Twitter followers as his top Twitter councillor. Or someone in a Citizen letter wants to appoint him “mayor for life.” Come on.
Catch the drift here? What does this say about Watson’s character? Good Old Uncle Jim.
There’s another side of Uncle Jim.
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