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For the week of Jan. 9, 2022:

Former Surrey Mayor Bob Bose doesn’t mince words to describe Mayor Doug McCallum. 

“Unfit for public office.”

Former Surrey Mayor Bob Bose (SCC/YouTube)

McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition hold a slim, one-seat majority on city council in a polarized environment.

His supporters say he kept his word to switch from light rail transit to SkyTrain and replace the RCMP with a new municipal force. But he wasn’t honest about the costs to taxpayers and waited until just before Christmas to ram-through the 2022 budget. 

Some of his most-vocal opponents were refused entry to city council meetings until they hired a lawyer to sue the city. McCallum was charged in late 2021 with public mischief for allegedly lying to police about being injured by a citizen with the Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign. 

McCallum plans to run for re-election in October. Coun. Brenda Locke is vying to unseat him. Will there be another challenger?

On this edition of Podcast, Bose sets the scene for a lively year in political battleground Surrey.

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentary.

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