Would-be mayor makes (style) commentary at Town Corridor

Would-be mayor makes (style) commentary at Town Corridor
Would-be mayor makes (style) commentary at Town CorridorCouncillor Nathan Colquhoun talking on the June twenty seventh town council assembly.
Town of Sarnia

Cathy Dobson 

Coun. Nathan Colquhoun has no regrets about dressed in a tank height and straw fedora to a up to date town council assembly, however says he gained’t do it once more.

He additionally says he intends to run for mayor this autumn, however hasn’t but filed the bureaucracy.

Colquhoun stated the June 27th tank-top stunt was once achieved to make some extent to Coun. Invoice Dennis, who had proposed a get dressed code of “skilled industry apparel” at council conferences.

Dennis argued that how councillors get dressed displays their degree of appreciate for body of workers and delegations. His proposal was once defeated.

Colquhoun stated later he’s positive the get dressed code was once directed at him as a result of he’d worn a couple of shorts to an previous assembly and has had quite a lot of conflicts with Dennis this time period.

Colquhoun stated it rankled him as a result of what will have to be vital at Town Corridor are concepts and values, now not what somebody wears.

Dennis stated that folks in management roles projecting a certified look is “simply commonplace sense.”

“We’re all chargeable for the industry of the town and as such those are industry conferences, and due to this fact industry apparel will have to now not surprise someone,” Dennis stated.

Colquhoun informed The Magazine what shocks him is the media protection his tank height won. Tales seemed in newspapers and radio methods around the nation.

“This complete factor performs into the narrative between Invoice and I. We come from two very other worlds,” Colquhoun stated.

“He’s extra of a person of old-school respectability and I’m extra grassroots.”

All over the June 27 council assembly, Dennis requested Colquhoun if he would attend a task interview in a tank height. Colquhoun, a spouse in 5 Sarnia-based companies, stated he would.

“I’m actually happy with such a lot that we’re doing on council. I feel we’re actually doing a little wonderful stuff,” he stated after the assembly.

“All of that is only a distraction and everybody desires to discuss actual problems, like serving to small industry, the waterfront plan and energetic transportation,” he stated. “It’s so absurd to make it about us and now not the town.”

Colquhoun, 37, is finishing his first time period on council. He stated he imagine he might be more practical as mayor, and intends to move after the process Mike Bradley has held for 34 years.

“I don’t actually know what the urge for food for my taste will probably be,” he confessed. “However I don’t need to be a councillor once more, so I don’t actually thoughts risking my council place.

“I feel Sarnia is in a position for one thing other. The mayor units the narrative and the tone for the town and that’s now not one thing I will be able to do as a councillor.”

Colquhoun stated he values Dennis’ standpoint on council and wasn’t seeking to be derogatory.

“I feel he sees the possibility of Sarnia and desires just right issues to occur. I respect that about Invoice.”

Mayor Mike Bradley traditionally waits till the submitting time limit nears earlier than stating his candidacy.

When contacted via The Magazine, Bradley stated he would make a statement both approach via the Aug. 19 time limit.