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(Yahoo)   Mayor in Canadian city quits. Corruption? Nope. Scandal? Nope. He's quitting because councillors wouldn't stop using his office as an after-hours pub   (ca.news.yahoo.com) divider line 24
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2012-12-10 11:59:51 AM  
Why not use this as an advantage?.
 
2012-12-10 11:59:56 AM  
By Jaysus, maybe they'll take him over in Jacquet River or Nash Creek. If they won't have him, he should just say fark it and go for a dip over to Dark Hole, eh? The very bes'.
 
2012-12-10 12:00:34 PM  
Pussy.
 
2012-12-10 12:04:49 PM  
What, igloos don't have locks on the doors? I suppose the councillors would just use an ice pick...eh.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:22 PM  
This would be illegal in my town. Any meeting of three or more members of the town council is considered an official meeting under state law and must be publicized a certain number of days ahead of time. The mayor is the head of the town council.

Thus, I could easily see how this behavior would force a resignation before it led to prosecution as illegal closed door meetings. Not sure how it works under Canadian law though.

/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-10 12:06:46 PM  
Canada Canada Canadians French Canadianess English Canada Canada [The council] is seeking legal advice on Monday about how to deal with Carter's allegations, according to the National Post. America Americaness Americanism America
 
2012-12-10 12:12:17 PM  
Sounds more like a during hours pub.
 
2012-12-10 12:17:23 PM  
The councillors became angry at being "dictated to" and finally, Carter gave up and resigned.

Throw in a rowdy female candidate for mayor, add Tequila, and see if they complain about being dictated to ever again.

/English motherfarker.
 
2012-12-10 12:20:23 PM  
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2012-12-10 12:21:06 PM  
Meanwhile in Toronto:
i.thestar.com
We need six more kegs and another 12 dozen pickled eggs - AND WINGS!
LOTS OF FRICKIN' BUFFALO WINGS!!
 
2012-12-10 12:24:06 PM  
Should have left alcohol spiked with laxitive.
 
2012-12-10 12:24:44 PM  
Install a streaming webcam and let the voters see who's drinking, when, and how much.
 
2012-12-10 12:25:06 PM  
If only there was something he could have done...

www.mesalocksmithpros.com
 
2012-12-10 12:28:03 PM  
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Disapproves
/obscure?
 
2012-12-10 12:29:10 PM  
It's the Maritimes. There's SFA else to do but drink.
 
2012-12-10 12:30:08 PM  
"Jason Carter was elected mayor of Charlo in May, he told several news outlets..."

Ah Canada, where you have to inform the press that you hold a public office.

Also who didn't do this at least once in college with a President or department head's office? If there weren't municipal taxpayer money involved I'd be okay with this.
 
2012-12-10 12:36:25 PM  
My mother mentioned this story the other day. Even though I don't drink and don't especially respect the practice, I find I don't actually give a shiat that they're drinking on site after hours. I'm not sure I'd especially care if they were totally wasted during actual official meetings. It's not like they're driving heavy machinery. I can respect the (former) mayor for taking a stand and resigning, but it's just not something that has me worked up.

barefoot in the head: By Jaysus, maybe they'll take him over in Jacquet River or Nash Creek. If they won't have him, he should just say fark it and go for a dip over to Dark Hole, eh? The very bes'.


Greets to a fellow northerner.
 
2012-12-10 12:39:15 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: "Jason Carter was elected mayor of Charlo in May, he told several news outlets..."


Let me put it this way. Charlo is the bedroom community of the bedroom community of the bedroom community of the ass end of the Maritimes. If there's a bright center to the East of Canada, we're literally furthest from it. Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale-North was less obscure than mayor of Charlo.
 
2012-12-10 12:54:58 PM  

MooseUpNorth: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: "Jason Carter was elected mayor of Charlo in May, he told several news outlets..."

Let me put it this way. Charlo is the bedroom community of the bedroom community of the bedroom community of the ass end of the Maritimes. If there's a bright center to the East of Canada, we're literally furthest from it. Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale-North was less obscure than mayor of Charlo.


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This one, right?

/fails to see the humour
 
2012-12-10 01:09:35 PM  
There is the small problem of them using tax payer money for booze. Given how much booze is taxed in Canada, I can see that upsetting voters.

/your salary is to pay for booze
 
2012-12-10 01:19:44 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: /fails to see the humour


Harriet Jones had been so obscure an MP that she had to keep reminding people she was an M... you know what? Never mind. It wasn't much of a joke anyway.

/ Wasn't entirely sure until recently that Charlo even _had_ a mayor.
 
2012-12-10 01:59:31 PM  

oldfarthenry: Meanwhile in Toronto:
[i.thestar.com image 615x419]
We need six more kegs and another 12 dozen pickled eggs - AND WINGS!
LOTS OF FRICKIN' BUFFALO WINGS!!


In Canadian parliament that would cost a politician $2. Not even joking. Why do you guys think they are all huge after a few terms. Wish they could catch the damn mayor of Ottawa with his hand in the cookie jar though. Too bad the council is a bunch of bobbleheads, likely wont happen.
 
2012-12-10 02:37:50 PM  
Alcohol in council meetings?

In London it might help. When Stepehn Orser started ranting about nazis and flouridation it might make sense, because there is no way it makes sense sober.

(Next time Stephen, show them the Pig tattoo on your butt. It'll confuse the hell out of them)
 
2012-12-11 05:30:50 AM  
And it's all stuff I wouldn't drink. These guys have no taste.

oldfarthenry: Meanwhile in Toronto:
[i.thestar.com image 615x419]
We need six more kegs and another 12 dozen pickled eggs - AND WINGS!
LOTS OF FRICKIN' BUFFALO WINGS!!


I don't like that walking heart attack but he shouldn't have to resign over that "scandal".
 
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