You couldn't pick him out of a line-up. If his picture has ever been posted anywhere, let us know.
What is known is that he's got bigger cojones than anyone at City Hall. This year he stared down the mayor of Winnipeg and the mayor's closest friend and ally,the city's chief administrative officer, who happens to be the most powerful man in city government.
By the time he got through with them, they were sitting in council chambers like frightened schoolboys in the principal's office as they watched their power to intimidate city councillors evaporate into thin air.
And because of him, those councillors developed some backbone for the first time in living memory and showed they could take the reins of government away from unelected administrators if they wanted.
The Black Rod's Newsmaker of the Year---city auditor Brian Whiteside.
Way back as far as last January, Whiteside gave a warning that things were going to…