Last week, at the Save Public Waterfront sponsored meeting to discuss development of the current parking lot between the Interior Savings Centre and the river, Mayor Terry Lake gave his point of view and welcomed questions. This, to my mind, is huge. People wanted to see him there and I heard some people say he clarified issues that were previously confusing to them. He stood in the line of a bit of rhetorical fire. People gave him a large round of applause as he left.