Harbour Grace native Jamie Korab has announced his intention to run as a councilor for Ward 3 in the St. John’s municipal election coming up in September.
“Our next finance minister needs to be a man.”
“There are too many female teachers.”
“Only men should be firefighters.”
None of those things would be “politically correct” or “socially acceptable” to say, so why is it acceptable for a city councilor to openly suggest that a female candidate be selected for a position?
We’ve lost count of the recent business closures in St. John’s, particularly the downtown area, largely due to a downturn in the economy. Templeton’s, Ballistic, Healy’s Deli, Biped Sports, and a myriad of restaurants have all shut their doors over the last year.
At this point, one would expect that the city would be doing anything possible to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurs and new businesses. Not the case.
We are really drunk for this week’s drunk news but still manage to deliver this week’s top stories like businesses shutting down, no New Years Eve fireworks for St. John’s and some fees are going up.