Quote of the Week:
"You know what? I heard it. I heard what you said. I got it verbatim. You're being awful nasty, awful nasty."
Jason Farr, on what he heard Mayor Bratina say to city manager Chris Murray during a tense LRT debate Wednesday.
The rest of the week in quotes:
"The last few days, my staff have been fielding calls about me pursuing a bylaw on diagonal cutting. And by the way, I cut my lawn diagonally."
– Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead, after constituents assumed an article in the satirical website Hammer in the News was correct.
"We haven't had any closure yet. I don't even think I personally have had a chance to mourn because I've been bitter about what happened, about how things have been handled."
– Dale Cassavetes, a father who is looking for answers after his daughter died from a heart transplant.
"We have to put the mouth back in the body."
– Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health on how we fund universal health care but not universal dental care.
"I've depleted all the funds that I have. I'm going into money I'm supposed to be using to take care of the baby."
– Karen Weller, Karen Weller is struggling to pay for medical bills after a collision in the U.S.
"It's nice to have athletes that aren't just athletes. She's an inspirational person for sure."
- Mandy Dreyer, winner of the 2013 Paris to Ancaster Race on Clara Hughes:
"As a union, we're always concerned about right to work. Look at any city, and you'll see manufacturing jobs disappearing."
- Dave Reston, the president of the CAW 504 local.
"The biggest problem with Unions is their tendency to eat their own young."
- Aaron, a commentor on our webpage, during the Labour Pains town hall.
"I was nervous because I didn't know the extent of what they would tell us. I was scared because depending on what they would tell us and what the fallout might be, there could be some backlash against the Muslim community. I was angry, because it involved Muslims and terrorists I was just angry at members of my community for being idiots."
- Hussein Hamdani, Hamilton lawyer and member of the local Muslim community on a meeting with the RCMP prior to terror-related arrests made Monday.