I am not talking about a flashy new poll being released, I am talking about excluding Amanda Todd’s mother from the conference on bullying. How dumb can you get?
She should have been front and center showing those people the scars of her childs death.
Premier photo-op and crew have dropped the ball once again.In fact we all did.
This was an opportunity to set politics aside and do the real work to make life more bearable for the kids in the province.
Instead a meaningful conference once again becomes a political football and a huge fumble for the Premier of our province.
You would have thought she would have been a little smarter given the vote she wants to recover is the women’s vote.
I recall, when my granddaughter was killed last October and I was in Comox for the funeral, there were a number of stories written in the local papers about kids, girls in particular committing suicide in the area. The deaths were not necessarily attributable to bullying but symptomatic of a larger problem that affects kids in this day and age.
I think there was three in the space of a month.
Something needs to be done and it has to be a lot more than the political hi-jinks of the last week.
Part of the problem is that we all stand back and accept this stuff from our politicians again and again.
We go to the polls like sheep and vote based on party lines. Those that don’t vote are making a statement albeit the wrong one.
All of us need to get involved,get outraged, be it at the next election or even now and ensure everybody knows that the status quo is no longer acceptable.
Folks did over the HST and it made a difference.
Otherwise we will get more of the same under the guise of change.
In the coming weeks I will write a post describing what I think people want and desperately need in their governments today.
We need to make real change and make the Amanda Todd’s of the world’s lives mean something.
We need to do more than what the BC Liberal government has been doing.
It’s time for real change and that time is now!