Premier Clark averred that meeting needs of children in government care is dependent on new funding from new industrial and commercial activities in British Columbia… That condition was not applied to construction of the Site C dam that will ultimately cost $10-$15 billion. Nor was it applied to about $10 billion of road and bridge construction in the lower mainland or $1 billion spent to deliver subsidized power to Murray Edwards’ Red Chris mine. Nor was it a condition precedent when Clark wanted to expand the size of her cabinet or hire yet more government spin doctors. A $200 million tax break for our richest citizens did not depend on new economic activity.
Almost one year ago, this piece was submitted as a comment to another article. It still makes as much sense as it did last December so I feature it at the top. […]
Christy Clark accused of interfering in local band election to aid brother’s deal, Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, December 9, 2015 Premier Christy Clark has been accused of interfering in a local […]
As a student politician in her untenured days at SFU, Christy Clark operated with an imperfect moral compass. When final history is written, the hallmark of her premiership will be deceit and corruption. Her government regularly wages war against working people and helps contractors evade the few responsibilities owed employees. Income and disability assistance rates were last raised on June 1, 2007 but annual drilling subsidies to gas producers climbed 130% in the same time frame, from $370 million to $850 million. In addition, since 2007, natural gas royalties receipts declined from $1.2 billion to $185 million in the current fiscal year. Revenues from gas and petroleum rights sales fell from $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2009 to only $9.7 million in the first 11 months of 2015.
2011 Year End Report, Premier Christy Clark We are working to make British Columbia the most open provincial government in Canada and I am committed to being the most connected premier in […]
BC Liberal involvement with Big Pharma is at the root of high-level government decisions to kneecap research into the safety and efficacy of more than $25 billion worth of pharmaceuticals sold each year in Canada. Drug research conducted by the Health Ministry and agencies like Therapeutics Initiative threatened the financial interests of indulgent Christy Clark sponsors. Her government squeezed T.I. financially but solid public support for the independent effort kept Liberals from killing it. As a result, the politicians chose a different approach to discredit drug research.
…pretty soon you’re talking real money. North Van’s Grumps at Blog Borg Collective scours provincial files, searching for meaningful data chunks. Usually, he finds indicators of underlying stories that are worthy of […]
Adrian Raeside, one British Columbia’s fine editorial cartoonists, probably says more in one panel about the state of LNG negotiations that my words could ever achieve. Reproduced here with his kind permission. […]
Canadian Press, April 7, 2013: [Premier Christy] Clark told a Vancouver Island economic summit her government’s highly touted September 2011 jobs plan — with its focus on increased trade with China and […]
The following was first posted here December 19, 2012. It is a reminder that TransLink is not always aligned with serving British Columbian workers’ long term interests, despite the present position of […]
Are you unhappy with rapidly increasing electricity rates and the general state of BC Hydro finances? Are you looking for the party responsible? Well, the Vancouver Sun has the answer. It’s a […]
This item from April 2013 is updated with current numbers. In a 30-minute TV commercial two years after assuming the office of Premier, Christy Clark said that leadership involves, “holding true to […]
A comment left by Lew on an earlier article deserves to be featured. Here is Christy Clark, the premier of our province, speaking as a radio show host just before leaving to […]
Puffery is an exaggeration or overstatement expressed in broad, vague, and commendatory language. According to Law for Business (Barnes et al., 1991), “The elements of misrepresentation are ordinarily given as: Misrepresentation of […]
Yeah, folks. If you’re inconvenienced and frustrated by empty public schools, Premier Photo Op may have a solution. She tried it, she likes it. And if you can’t afford the tuition, do […]
Sunday, RCMP announced arrest of Qing Quentin Huang for attempting to communicate knowledge of Canadian ship construction to China. Huang is employed by an Ontario based subcontractor of Irving Shipbuilding. At a […]
Check out Raeside’s gallery of editorial cartoons.
Long time Liberal Warren Kinsella — the only guy in the years of In-Sights who threatened to sue this humble blogger — published a precise description of Christy Clark yet written. It’s […]
In the Throne Speech delivered February 12, Premier Christy Clark promised that natural gas royalties could “exceed one hundred billion dollars over the next 30 years.” She added, “This resource belongs to […]