Editor’s Note: The following is an Op-Ed piece written by Mayor Peter Kelly and authorized for release by Haligonia.ca.]
This week’s events at City Hall have been stressful, to say the least.
As you are probably aware, a sum of municipal money was advanced in good faith to the promoter of two major outdoor concerts in Halifax last summer. However, before the money could be repaid to HRM (which it was), word was received that the shows were at risk and so, to protect the funds already advanced, further monies were authorized. As a result, the shows were staged and thousands of fans enjoyed the performances.