Hey, Helps & Co. Nobody asked you to cancel Canada Day. The FN certainly didn't. But you couldn't help yourself, could you? You just had to find every chance you could to shove your self-righteous pompous ideology down everyone else's throat. Talk about taking a page out of the Colonists playbook. Egg on face in 3...2...
As much as I dislike Helps, I have to acknowledge that this was a masterful move yet again.
She and Alto introduce the motion to cancel Canada Day at the last minute (as she always does with controversial issues) and people fell for it yet again. Two weeks before Canada Day everything has been planned and the acts have all been paid, there was no rush. The net result though is that (by coincidence of course) a political foe is attacked and discredited and a potential competitor to Alto for mayor is portrayed as ineffective and undifferentiated. Mission accomplished.
The irony here is that Chief Sam and Chief Thomas only 3 days ago wrote an editorial for the TC telling others to stay out of their business and not to speak on their behalf and yet it turns out the City Family did exactly the same thing to the Kamloops FN band.
All that any councillor needs to do whenever Helps pulls this stunt is refuse to support the motion on the basis that it is not an emergency and they want time to consult with stakeholders. Hard to argue with that position yet the same people fall into the same trap every time.