Last council winner gives Halifax gender parity for the first time | CBC News
Halifax regional council has gender parity for the first time in history after Patty Cuttell was belatedly declared the winner of District 11 by just 28 votes.
Cuttell got 1,662 votes (19.6 per cent) to beat Bruce Holland, who got 1,634 votes (19.2 per cent). The new councillor for Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road is one of eight women and eight men who will form council, with Mike Savage as mayor.
She said it had been a long night and said she hadn’t heard anything about why it took so long to get the final result.
“I’m so looking forward to joining one of the most diverse councils in HRM’s history,” she told CBC News Sunday.
“Women bring a different perspective. I’m an urban and rural planner, so when I look at city building, a lot of times when women aren’t at the…