November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments
Former Ottawa city councillor Shawn Little has died. He passed away over the weekend in Cuba, apparently of heart failure. Shawn was a feisty and controversial politician. He clearly made some enemies, and found himself in some trouble regarding election expenses. The allegations were never proven, but allegations don’t have to be proven in order to do damage.
I liked Shawn. I didn’t know him well enough to call him a friend, but we used to live in the same area, and we met a few times at political events. This was before he ever ran for office, and he was generally viewed as a rising star in Ottawa’s conservative circles. As feisty as he would appear while in office, he was at least as nice a person.
Rest in peace, Shawn.