THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay City Council Chambers might be getting a little more like a political boxing ring. When he filed nomination papers on Monday, incumbent Mayor Hobbs stated that “He is the hardest working Mayor in Thunder Bay’s history”.
Ken Boshcoff issued a statement this morning, “As people have started calling me this morning after an interview with John Ongaro of the Giant Radio Station I will make the following the statement:
Councillor Ken Boshcoff says “Its very sad to hear that and it is offensive to hear that”.
Boshcoff says “I haven’t met a Mayor who doesn’t give 110%”.
The former mayor said he is shocked by the comment.
“It doesn’t bother me, but I am sure Jack Masters and Lynn Peterson might care”. Boshcoff says “When you run for re-election you run on your record not on your ego. It is up to the public to tell you how you are”.
“As a former Mayor, I am offended by the comments”, said Boshcoff, “Mayor Masters and Mayor Peterson have too much class to comment”.
Councillor Boshcoff was a city councillor from to 1978 to 1997 before being re-elected in 2010. Boshcoff was Thunder Bay Mayor from 1997 to 2003. He then served as MP in Ottawa for Thunder Bay Rainy River. Boshcoff was re-elected to City Council as an At-Large Councillor three years ago and topped the polls in that category.