The Oct. 13 story “Mayoral candidates vary on vision” reported that Vancouver mayoral candidate Bill Turlay filed for bankruptcy in 1994 and cost creditors nearly $650,000. Now, after the government and taxpayers helped him out of his reckless management, he claims to have found fiscal conservatism? He claims government is overspending? I bet that Turlay didn’t feel this way when he was receiving a bailout. Turlay’s explanations don’t make sense. Sounds like a flip-flop.
He talks about transparency and fiscal responsibility in government, but he’s not willing to speak candidly about his own financial foibles. Hopefully you don’t want someone like this to represent your city as mayor.