Stephen Blais doesn’t immediately see why he has a reputation for being arrogant.
Of course, the Cumberland Ward councillor has asked city staff and developers to leave his office for not being prepared enough for meetings. And he has pushed hard on the city’s bureaucracy to move forward on what he sees as key issues for the residents he represents in Orléans and Cumberland. And, he admits, he has “walked around process” on occasion instead of “walking through” it.
“Do you piss people off when you do that? Sometimes,” Blais concedes.