Once again the BC Liberals and in particular Rich Coleman have opened the door for Adrian Dix to look more like a Premier than inept Christy Clark.
In a move that even former Federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s advisors would have trouble topping, Coleman fumbled away the opportunity to help BC winesellers with the opportunity to sell their product on-line.
The BC Government should have been aggressively trying to get a deal with the provinces before the legislation was passed rather than passing it off as a “I’ll contact so and so to see what we can do approach”
They didn’t and left the door open for Dix.
He quipped “Last year I was writing to the other premiers to move on the issue of online sales – that was always the key part of it,” he said. “Either Mr. Coleman doesn’t understand that, or the government is not as supportive of the industry as they ought to be.”
So much for the BC Liberals being the defenders of Free Enterprise, that job seems to have been left to Dix.
Where was the Premier through all of this? As usual she was off defending more lousy poll results instead of showing leadership on issues like this.
Jim Shepard, two days ago, in his comments about sleepwalking to an election loss, should have directed them at Richie C and incompetent Premier Clark.
At this rate not only are they sleepwalking, they are handing Dix and the socialists the election on a silver platter!
Lately we have been hearing a lot about the Globe and mail putting up a firewall and charging you for what you are reading ( after a certain number of stories).
To a certain extent I get that.
If you are reading this in a different time zone than that of British Columbia’s , you might not realize that most stories in the paper are available free by about 9 PM BC time.
I cancelled my subscription because I got sick of paying for things ( The highest subscription rates of any paper by the way) that other people got for free.
What confounds me this weekend,( unless I am proven wrong) is that after trial ballooning that they might charge for content, the Globe appears to have missed online 2 of the biggest stories that matter to British Columbians.
Firstly, I can find nothing online from the Globe regarding John van Dongen getting intervenor status on Friday. This from a news source that did reasonable coverage up to the announcement.
Second and perhaps more astounding , I could find no coverage of the bomb threats on the BC Ferries. This threw me for a loop because the Globe trumpets their mobile app. as one of the best to stay informed.
I can only imagine how somebody in the ferry line up would have felt clicking the app and looking for answers.
To the Globe I say, if you are going to charge for online content, pull up your socks and report all the stories.
Otherwise you will not be able to lay claim to be “Well Written and Well Read”; your readers like me will vanish.