This week, local humourist Matt Brand learned that you shouldn’t poke fun at businesses with high-priced legal teams. By posting a satirical story on his website, Brand raised the ire of the Steele Auto Group, prompting them to send a sharply-worded letter to the writer and stay-at-home father.
They then threatened to demolish his home and replace it with a parking lot purely out of spite.
(Okay, no they didn’t. That’s something that we in the industry call a ‘joke.’ Please don’t sue us, but if you must send a ‘cease-and-desist’ letter, our email address is: Matt.Whitman@Halifax.ca)
Also, noted hater of history Waye Mason suggested maybe kinda sorta having a discussion about Edward Cornwallis, Halifax’s ‘founder.’ Fortunately, the majority of city council recognized that nothing good has ever come from talking and wisely defeated his motion. And just a few scant blocks away, the statue of Cornwallis cried real tears.