Mayor Dooley supresses the pot topic

I am curious as to how Mayor John Dooley could even participate in Donna Macdonald’s motion to sign on to Stop the Violence BC

I am curious as to how Mayor John Dooley could even participate in Donna Macdonald’s motion to sign on to Stop the Violence BC (regulated legal marijuana market for adult use) given that he is chair of the Nelson Police Board.

This would seem a conflict of interest, and as we know in journalism, law and politics, fairness must not only be upheld, but the appearance of fairness must also be seen by the public.

It raises the question, what does Mayor Dooley know that caused him to disregard rules of order and protocols, interject his own opinion when he was clearly chairing the meeting, and treat his seat on the police board as totally irrelevant?

Not to mention threatening non-compliance if a majority of the councillors voted in favour of the motion.

His near hysterical response makes me wonder why he would behave that way and why he would suppress a topic that should clearly be debated in the public arena, especially in Nelson.

Suzy Hamilton

Nelson