TREVOR COPP: City hall’s cut of public art purchases reveals lack of vision
By Trevor Copp, Guest Columnist
"Councillor John Taylor’s statement last week, “Don’t anyone say that I’m opposed to public art” (the Post, Feb. 23) left me dizzied by its paradox and daunted by its audacity. It followed his and Councillor Jack Dennison’s decision to vote down Burlington’s best shot at a significant international-class public art purchase in a decade, despite extensive research by the community service committee team that proposed it. It’s a statement that belongs to a mysterious split-personality politics, an invincible breed of nonsense, like eating in the name of starvation."