When the outgoing city council votes Monday on a site plan for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, the project’s most vocal opponent, Capital Coun. Clive Doucet, is in little doubt of the outcome.
“The council has been absolutely steadfast in giving away the park. I assume they’re going to do the same thing tomorrow,” he said, adding that he will move to defer the matter to the newly-elected council.
Doucet said that as the constant, sometimes isolated, voice of dissent on the Lansdowne Live partnership, he has sometimes felt like the boy in The Emperor’s New Clothes.
“Most of the media have been saying all along, ‘It’s a great parade, the emperor looks terrific, except we’ve got this really annoying little brat who won’t shut up in the corner here.’”