This week in Ontario Don Drummond,chair of commission on public service reform , released a 688 page report that should serve as a cautionary tale to voters here at home in B.C.
We have a little over a year until we have our own provincial election and we have plenty of time to ask those who are running what they are planning and what will it cost.
We should not have to wait for the writ to drop do know exactly where we stand fiscally and where the parties will take us.
All during the last election we heard that the deficit was in the area of 495 million only to be told right after that it was in the billions. The B.C. Liberals told us no HST and then brought it in right after the election.
Today,Adrian Dix and the NDP have a number of promises and plans so how much? What is your plan to get us to where you want the province to go.
Adrian says he doesn’t want to be in the limelight. Guess what Adrian ? You are applying for the top job in the province and a formal interview is in order!
Every politician should now and always be in the limelight.They want to spend your money!
An independent economist should be appointed and have to release a no B.S state of affairs. Both the opposition and government should have to read it and tell us well in advance of any election what they want to do and how much it will cost.( Not just now but before every election)
This report is not to be confused with the upcoming smoke and mirrors budget. This week the government will say and do anything to try and boost their standing in the polls.
Rather we need to know exactly where we stand financially right now. Ontario found out after their election,a little to late to do anything.
People held the government’s feet to the fire on the HST,why not on this?
People and politicians alike always say what they do now will help generations to come.
As the Drummond report shows nothing could be further than the truth.
If we don’t do this, we vote and will get more of the same and have nobody to blame but ourselves.
Why would you want to vote and place your trust in somebody who will not stand in front of you and tell you the truth,tell you their plan?
Do you want 4 more years of that?
Hasn’t this gone on long enough?