Christy Clark pretended that justice would be swift and effective for hockey rioters. The problem was – and everyone knew this – BC’s court system had been starved for resources; systematically and consciously starved by the Liberal Government. Clark was promising what she knew could not be delivered. It’s her style, government by photo op and newsclip, content beside the point.
The reality is laid out clearly by one of our highest ranking judges:
“And, citing the harms that flow from clogged courts, he urged members to speak out about the funding crunch and protect a system he described as being at risk…”
Read more at Cuts threaten B.C.’s judicial system: Chief Justice, Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail, November 24