Although the municipal inspection did not name any councillors specifically, the Gazette has learned that the behaviour of three councillors was highlighted in the report. The results of a Freedom of Information Request and previous Gazette reporting show that councillors Sheena Hughes, Cam MacKay and Bob Russell had their behaviour highlighted as “quite improper and irregular.” Mayor Nolan Crouse was also singled out in several instances in the report. According to the results of a FOIP request, Sheena Hughes used “very disparaging language” to her colleagues in front of a Grade 6 class and staff in December of 2013. In a letter sent from the school, the principal said that he found Hughes’ comments to be “not appropriate and seemed to be directed to your fellow council members.” “One student asked if you needed a university degree to be in politics and you replied, in obvious reference to the other councillors, ‘No, you can be as dumb as a sack of hammers and still get in!’” the letter said. On Friday Hughes said that the incident happened during the first two months of her term when she was a rookie councillor. “The entire time I have been on term I have strived to try to do better – whether it's through my communication or interpersonal or understanding how the government process works – I have continually tried to do better,” Hughes said. The principal wrote that another student asked why Hughes ran for council and she replied that she was “bullied by our council four years ago.” According to the letter Hughes also said that she was surprised at “how little of a voice you actually have, as a councillor, in the running of local government.” The principal wrote that during the presentation Hughes positioned her chair away from the rest of the councillors who all sat next to each other. On Friday Hughes said that during the incident she didn’t feel comfortable sitting with the other councillors. “Your negative body language and sarcasm was shocking to the adults who witnessed the presentation,” the letter said. According to the FOIP request, Councillor Cam MacKay sent an email on Oct. 29, 2015 to Crouse and questioned why council should support a “culture of dishonesty” on the city administration team. MacKay’s email followed an email sent by Hughes where she challenged the accuracy of the information council was receiving in a public council meeting and in an in camera meeting. MacKay defended Hughes’ position and asked the mayor what benefit there was to “defend any action that the staff” take. “Rather than chastise someone for telling the truth perhaps council should show some leadership and promote a culture of accountability rather than promote a culture of dishonesty,” MacKay said in the email.