Gale remains unapologetic for his actions at Regional Council
Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Bob Gale is unapologetic for his actions at Regional Council.
A St. Catharines woman took Gale and others to task at council for what she calls disrespectful behaviour.
Haley Bateman appeared before council last week to discuss a May meeting where a heated exchange took place between Councillor Bob Gale and former Integrity Commissioner John Mascarin.
During her presentation last week, she got into a back and forth with the same councillor.
Bateman says Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Bob Gale was trying to intimidate Mascarin, and he tried to do the same thing to her last week.
Bateman says Gale called Mascarin a fraud, and he tried to intimidate him.
Gale denied that allegation and wanted to know if Bateman had ever gave the Region praise instead of insults.
Bateman called his behaviour repulsive.
Gale went on to say that she is the only person to negatively react to his actions regarding the IC.
The video is now making the rounds on social media with many people weighing in.
Many comments were posted on Facebook following the release of the video including one comment from Former Niagara Regional Chair Debbie Zimmerman who posted " Thanks Haley for everything you have done- there is.no comment on this behaviour that is printable".
Councillor Gale who joined CKTB's Tim Denis this morning to respond to the allegations says he's shocked he is being taken to task for questioning the former Integrity Commission.
Gale says he was elected to ask questions adding he intends to keep
Gale is asking residents to watch the videos before passing judgement.
You can view the video exchange of the May 18th meeting below beginning at the 1:57:45 mark.