Carole James was affirmed with a resounding vote of the NDP’s Provincial Council. To those of us not members of that party, it may seem to matter little. However, British Columbia is being governed by the dysfunctional BC Liberal Party while our official opposition is the dysfunctional NDP.
It matters, people, it matters much. Real public business is being ignored.
Notice that political gossip and speculation has seized attention of the mainstream media. They love this stuff. It is so much easier than real journalism and offends no one beyond a few partisans.
Without prattle, the Davies Commission and the tragic death of Frank Paul and, even worse, the twelve-year-long studied concealment of official guilt, would be on the front page. Or, we could be examining Stephen Harper’s broken promises about withdrawal from Afghanistan or his hypocrisy when, as PM of the country with the weakest anti-corruption laws of G20 nations, he told NATO it should pay more attention to Afghani corruption.
I suggest a solution for MLAs of the two main political parties of British Columbia:
Decide now if you can support your party, its stated policies and its leader. If YES, cooperate fully with your colleagues. If NO, resign from caucus, sit as an Independent. Don’t sit with one foot in and one foot out. Be honest to the electorate and get back to the public’s business.