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Both Sides of His Mouth

Well folks, it didn’t take long for appointed Ward 3 Councillor Darren Costa to show his true colors. Mr. Costa was the runner up in the last election for the Ward 3 City Council seat, and last March he became vocal in calling for the resignation of former City Councillor Anthony DiPierro. Calling himself an “anti-prejudice” person, Costa has proven that his platform was nothing but political malarkey. Monday night, Costa had an opportunity to put his vote where his mouth is and vote for Ward Councillor Stephanie Martins for City Council President. This would have been an opportunity for the new councillor to prove himself to be true to his words and elevate a woman of color to a position of power. Instead, Costa fell right in line and voted for a bully, Mike Marchese, to lead the City Council. Marchese, along with his brother, Joseph, have openly shared racist, transphobic, xenophobic and sexist memes on their social media accounts. However, Marchese’s conduct has not seemed to matter much to the political pundits who hold double standards around here – allowing the lying and corrupt Leader Herald reporter Josh Ratnek to spew his lies, falsely painting the entire city racist week after week – all under the approval of Marchese and his followers. Costa was appointed, not elected. He should tread carefully in this new year as actions always speak louder than words. You know the old adage – “do as I say, not as I do.” File under: Disappointed in Darren. Stay Tuned. – JDM

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