The election is over, the results are in and I am reminded of the late Herb Gray (1931-2014).
Herb was a Liberal politician. During his long career he was appointed deputy prime minister and also deputy house leader. Mr. Gray was elected and re-elected over and over a total of eight times in a row.
When asked the secret to his election success, Herb simply replied, “I listened to the people.”
Herb Gray serves as a reminder to those former councillors and mayor defeated this election and as a warning to those newly elected councillors and mayor: to retain power and keep your job, “listen to the people,” that’s why we the people pay your salaries.
David Janzen, Grand Forks