Cornwall Ontario – It was bewildering when I received an invite to meet with disgraced Cornwall City Councilor Robert Brock Frost. My first answer was of course no. He pled for me to call him and I did.
He made jokes about me not having to worry and that he wasn’t going to set me up to get whacked, wanting to meet between Ottawa and Cornwall.
After his allegations about me making unwanted sexual advances upon him at a previous sales meeting (which he neglected in his press release of the false allegations that he actually bought an ad!) it was indeed an odd proposal?
Because of still outstanding legal actions, which contrary to Mr. Frost, still are live and pending(he thought his bankruptcy settlement killed them, but they didn’t) I refused to meet him without my fearless legal representative Mr. James Moak present.
Brock looked happy, but poorer, wearing lots of new ink and what seemed to be a discount Walmart shirt with his rented entry model BMW parked in front. He was sporting a wedding ring on his right hand so it looks like he’s finally found some lovin’.
Good on him. It was a strange meeting. It ended with Brock asking me if I wanted to go for a pint at 9AM which I kindly rejected, not that there’s anything wrong with a good breakfast beer. (I recommend Heineken for breakfast)
At the end of the day I’m still not quite sure what Mr. Frost wanted? Closure? Gloating? Some strange quixotic ability to smile at each other mano to mano? Maybe Brock was in his warped way asking for forgiveness?
We may never know, and we passed again, he to Columbia to do whatever people like Brock do in Columbia, and me back to my downtown Cornwall office where I still grind out the news to those that read CFN, including Brock Frost.