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.
I spent the day listening to news reports and call in shows asking people how they felt about the legislature not being recalled in the fall. Do they care was the question on cutting edge of the ledge ( Bill good show).
I think the question was framed wrong. It shouldn’t be do you care that the legislature is not sitting this fall but rather this: Do you care that your premier campaigned on a promise to hold more sessions in the house once she was elected and then broke that promise?
Quite frankly I think the general public could care less whether the legislature sits given all the nonsense that goes on in that venue.
I do however think that the public cares about whether their Premier lies during a campaign.
Inept Premier Clark created this one man commission to review a justice system that is both prone to meddling from premiers( remember Clark tried to get the hockey riot trials televised) and open to slicing and dicing from political parties when they are looking to save a buck.( remember it was the BC Liberals who cut back on judges and closed court houses earlier on)
Today it was revealed, in a page out of the Christy Clark text-book on stupidity, Opposition Leader and Chief Knucklehead for the Parti Quebecois , Pauline Marois, will challenge the recent agreement with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Under cover of the environment the Parti Quebecois will no doubt demand its Fair Share” otherwise it will threaten to block any further talk about oil.
Between the cement head in Quebec and her twin in BC ,Prime Minister Harper and is team are close to being stuck between “une roche et un endroit dur”
Speaking of rock’s and hard places, word has it The beaver had a rough day after the Quebec solidaire gave it the boot from Quebec in their recent election ad portraying what else, separation.
Maybe a local politician or two will watch the ad, draw a picture of BC and give Clark the boot for starting this latest round of extortion.
The Albatross around British Columbia’s neck, Premier Christy Clark, chose Vancouver-Point Grey to lose her seat in the upcoming general election in May 2013.
That’s the riding she won by a mere 500 votes and judging by the phone calls I got today makes her the InDUMBent!
No sooner had Clark called Alison Redford’s reaction to her demands for the Enbridge project silly than I was reminded that she referred to a suggestion by the leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition,Tommy Mulcair as “Goofy”.
With slang like that how does our Premier expect to get any respect at all.
Clark went on to say that she is fighting for BC. This prompted phone calls and emails along the lines of what does she think we are all idiots?
No matter the outcome of the Council of the Federation this week, Clark comes out once again looking like the chump that she is.
She should have started very public discussions regarding the Enbridge issue ages ago, perhaps at the Western Premiers meeting that she skipped and sent lackey Pat Bell to.
She didn’t and has now created the kerfuffle that has got people talking about the constitution again.
Make no mistake about it, Clark is not fighting for BC. She is fighting for her political life and doing a lousy job of it.
Only time will tell if the lucky voters of Vancouver-Point Grey will do the deed that most folks polled wish they had the opportunity to do.
That would be to show Clark the door at the first available opportunity.
I suspect her BC Liberal buddies won’t give them the chance.
Boris Wrzesnewskyj is probably crying in his corn flakes right about now.
If the members of the Supreme Court happen to read the Globe and see this piece it will give them yet another reason to over turn the judgement of the Ontario Court.
MS. May makes my argument for me, that the result from the election should be allowed to stand simply because voting conditions have changed since May 2011.
Election Canada has also said time and time again that we are talking about 20 or 30 votes which although are just as important as every other vote didn’t necessarily go to Conservative candidate Opitz.They could have been spread out equally amongst the parties.
I think common sense will prevail and the Supreme Court will over rule Ontario and ask Elections Canada to clean up their act.
As for Elizabeth May, Canadians and Conservative voters probably owe her a thanks.
Her ridiculous idea and strategy probably just saved us the cost of a by-election.
In a picture tells a thousand words scenario, note where the BC Liberal team had Clark positioned to give her keynote address to the recent barbecue used to pump up the troops on the island for the coming election.
You would think that with all the problems that the BC liberals have had, new communications guy Morton would have seen that and had her positioned away from it.
Not so and this is yet another gaffe by the BC Liberal team currently predicted by the polls to be wiped off the island electoral map in 2013.
Who will Clark blame for this? The Media? Pollsters? Her Communications team?