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)
This Premier’s office expenses nearly doubled. One reason given was that Clark hosted a couple of Council of Federation meetings. ( Those reading should remember that during the period Campbell’s expenses were audited he hosted a small event known as the Olympics!)
By full disclosure I mean an online view of the actual receipt not just a PDF of the statement.
There should also be an explanation of what the expense was and why it occurred.
As a taxpayer I want to know where these people are spending my money.
The auditor should have power over legislature including the ability to enforce tough penalties when the system is abused.
One penalty that should exist in the case of abuse of expenses ( Taxpayers money) is automatic recall in serious incidents.
The way the system works now,with the politicians overseeing each other, the fox is guarding the hen-house and nothing is happening.
It gives credence to what the average person on the street thinks about our politicians and that would be that they don’t care.
Clark has not figured out that in the upcoming election the main issue has already been defined for her.
It will not be about the economy nor will it be directly about the HST.
Thinking the election will be about the economy shows Clark’s disconnect with the voters and explains why she is so far behind in the polls.
THIS ELECTION WILL BE ABOUT HONESTY AND INTEGRITY something her party is lacking severely .
It will be a referendum on a combination of things including but not limited to HST, BC Rail, Leadership etc. ( Probably by then you can throw in the sale of the Liquor Distribution branch as a sleazy way to balance the budget).
Not only that but since this is not due to finish until late 2013 they are leaving a hand grenade without the pin for the NDP to deal with.( The dippers are on record as being against this issue which will put them on course for a head on collision with the Harper government should the proposal get “green lighted”)
Before you think I feel bad for the NDP I don’t.
I just think the Clark Government who claims to have a families first agenda,should have at least had some reports or queries to file by the January deadline.
Let’s face it, the Premier is on record saying she will sit squarely on the fence until she sees the results of the study before going one way or another on the issue.
So why not take advantage of the opportunity and at least ask the questions that concern YOU?
Why miss the deadlines Premier?
Better yet if you care so much about the result why not be a government participant in the study?
To me the answer is obvious: The results of the proposal hearing will be released after the election and they know they are going to lose so they don’t care!
In light of the damning memo revealed on the blog of Alex G.Tsakumis, my experience in politics tells me that although the Liberals are putting on a brave face, discussions have to have started within the BC Liberal Party with respect to Clark and her leadership.
I believe and have seen this before that the time for pussy footing around is long past.
The BC Liberal Executive would have at the very least discussed this issue over the phone and if they haven’t met in person will do so shortly.
As well I am sure the cabinet or members of the BC Liberal Cabinet would have or will start discussing Clark’s leadership too!
For these people it is a matter of survival especially for the elected MLA’s for who this is their job.
You will soon see that the family first agenda applies to their families.
I am sure that the Executive will ( if they have not already) reach out too a trusted colleague like a Shirley Bond .
They would probably want her as a senior cabinet minister to approach the Premier and ask her to step down.
That person would meet with cabinet and discuss the best approach.
This happens only when the party is serious about cleaning up its act in the short term as surely the Liberals would be now.
So the latest poll shows farebeater and NDP leader Adrian Dix picking up a few points in the best overall potential premier category dropping soon to be deposed BC Liberal Leader and current Premier Christy Clark into second place.
If Dix wins what will he stand for?
Today we begin an 11 month long series into what BC Might look like under Adrian Dix,
We will begin with..Discrimination.
At the recent BC NDP Annual convention Dix went on the record when he said “as of the 2013 provincial election, elected female NDP MLAs who retire will only be able to be replaced with another woman. Male MLAs who retire will have to be replaced with either a woman or a member of an equity-seeking group, such as a member of a First Nation.”
In other words if you are not a woman nor a part of an equity-seeking group you need not apply.
Dix passes the off as controversial and says it will affect only a small number of seats because the BCNDP is so sure they are going to win nobody will quit.
It is a lot more than controversial, it is basic discrimination aka racism.
But to Dix and his party a little bit of discrimination is okay as long as it is contained.
If you were a regular company posting this as part of a job ad you would be drawn and quartered by both the labor board and a human rights council.
So in a BC under Adrian Dix and the BC NDP discrimination is acceptable.