Chilliwack – The final debate for the Mayoral candidates in Chilliwack was fairly stock. Seasoned politicians , Councilor Sam Waddington and Counc. Ken Popove and Mayor Sharon Gaetz were polished as expected.
The packed house at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre was equaled if not exceeded by those hundreds that were viewing on line.
Brigida Crosbie advocated on crime and women’s rights. Dave Rowan constantly admitted that he knew little of the nuts and bolts of City Hall “I don’t want to sound like a politicians ” and he kept his comments very brief.
Overall, housing, crime and the homeless were the hot button issues.
Near the end, all candidates were able to re-visit a previous questions from the Chamber of Commerce and on line questions generated from chillTV and www.sli.do
Gaetz brought up the controversy over the recent spending review of Councilor Sam Waddington and that trust within council was broken. That brought a chorus of boos. One could almost feel an uncomfortable cringe among those present. Waddington quickly turned the focus back on community.
— Peter Lang for Chilliwack School Trustee (@Soulparole) October 12, 2018
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