This past Friday, with other members of council in attendance, I met with and extended to Coun. Stephen Montague my heartfelt and sincere apology for my aggressive verbal behaviour where I threatened him following Monday’s council meeting.
It was absolutely unacceptable behaviour and an egregious lapse of judgement on my part.
I let my anger rule my actions, something that I have taught my children is never acceptable. Coun. Montague was gracious enough to accept my apology.
I have also accepted his assurances that he did not use unparliamentarian language.
Coun. Montague and I are committed to restoring the professional decorum in our council chamber and will work together in the best interests of Brandon.
SHARI DECTER HIRST
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 13, 2012