Last Thursday, Port Coquitlam's city council was scheduled to discuss a several issues of some import - including the cost of the Coast Meridian Overpass. But, according to The Tri-City News's Lara Gerrits, councillor Greg Moore was "absent from the council meeting." Which begs the question, where was he? The answer: in an interview with Public Eye, Mr. Moore confirmed he instead attended the provincial Liberal's Winning the Tri-Cities fundraising dinner at the Executive Plaza Hotel. When asked why he skipped council, the former Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain election candidate explained he "had contributed to it via email prior to the meeting - providing my comments, thoughts and questions." And was this a case of putting party business ahead of civic business? "I wouldn't judge it that way. Your always trying to juggle your schedule and do the best you can," responded Mr. Moore. Tickets to the fundraiser were $225.
October 26, 2006