Halifax Regional School Board
This time it is Peggy Draper, who, contrary to the rules missed three monthly sessions in a row, two apparently for business and one for illness. Interestingly enough, one of her fellow members and supporter missed the meeting for illness and his vote would have been enough to break the tie. The fact that she declared bankruptcy without telling the board a few years back, also against the rules, probably played against her.
There was a plan after the Sparks incident to call in a mediator to help the Board iron out its differences and get back on track.
If "call in an external mediator" is politicspeak for "grow the fuck up", I'm all for it. However, I gotta think that these things don't come free and it should come right out of Board salaries, because I'd hate to think that the money could have been otherwise spent on, I don't know, schools or something.
The province should definitely step in here, if not to manage, at least to clean house and call another election. I'm not sure if they can or not. These people have important work to do and if they can't get off their asses to show up and do it, or can't shut their pieholes about where to put their asses, then they should have to defend themselves in a re-election and soon.
[update - 24 Feb 8:45 AM] The provincial Education Minister Jamie Muir will order the members of the Board into mediation immediately to settle their "differences". Meanwhile, Peggy Draper is sulking to her lawyer. Good luck with the remediation! Good luck next election, Peggy!