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EDITORIAL – What would you have done if you were the candidate?

Liberal candidate and mayor-on-leave Peter Milobar. (Image: Armchair Mayor file photo)

SOMETIMES we worry too much about what’s politically ethical and what’s not. Here are a couple of examples.

Imagine you’re the mayor of Kamloops. A former mayor, someone you knew for many years, passes away. The family asks you to speak on behalf of the City at his celebration of life.

But there’s a slight hitch: you are currently on leave from the mayor’s job because you’re running in the provincial election.

What would you do?

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Mel Rothenburger is the former editor of The Kamloops Daily News and a former mayor of Kamloops.

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About Mel Rothenburger (5007 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on EDITORIAL – What would you have done if you were the candidate?

  1. Who cares what he does. The death of a person transcends politics. To be politically correct is not the right approach in this case. It is indeed a sad person who has tunnel vision in this case.

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