THUNDER BAY – Andy Savela of Unifor says that the union gets involved with social justice issues. The threatened closure of Dease Pool is one of those issues that the former McKellar Ward Councillor says that Unifor has taken on over its social justice implications.
Savela says that closing Dease Pool has been a target of City Administration for a long time, but all of the previous ward councillors have fought for the McKellar Park neighbourhood and the pool.
Current McKellar Ward Councillor Fires Back
Current McKellar Ward Councillor Brian Hamilton reached for comment tells NetNewsLedger, “Read the core services review. Damning for Dease Pool and similar sprawl. Living way above our means.”
“If Andy thinks it is better to build a pool six blocks away from another pool than (to) upgrade Fort William Gardens than he can own that. But those are our choices. Also, Andy is clueless. There is literally no lifeguards. I own a business, there is a major labour shortage in specialized occupations like lifeguards. Andy is from the old school, the very reason our city is in so much trouble. I will leave the next McKellar Ward Councillor with easier choices than the previous councillors left me”.
Hamilton adds, “We can not be led by political expediency. We need to make smart, strategic and achievable objectives based on our economic realities. Andy was a councillor when times were very good in Thunder Bay. It is a 1oo% different game today. We can’t afford politicians like Andy Savela anymore. Andy should be taking his contribution for the ad campaign and hand it to Peter Panetta.”