Remember when elections gave answers? Even in minority results, there is 400 years of Westminster tradition and precedent. Well, surprise! Enter the BC Liberals, a Lieutenant-Governor on the last 6 months of her term, an unabashedly partisan Clerk of the Legislature and a completely unobjective mass media. Throw in Bill Bennett and Rich Coleman, the poster boys for personal advantage, and the overwhelming bias becomes crystal clear.
There is nothing illegal in what Christy Clark is doing. But then it's not illegal to make promises and not fulfill them, either. The issue is the morality of doing so. The perception that you just don't give a flying.... The impression that what's in your own interests is all that matters. On this issue, Clark and the BC Liberals surpass all others perhaps in Canada's entire history.
Craig James has a long history of questionable involvement in the democracy of British Columbia. His address to the House prior to the Throne Speech ranks as one of the most egregious acts of a Clerk ever. Anywhere. Judith Guichon has 6 months remaining in her appointment by Stephen Harper as the Queen's Regent in Victoria. She has a long history of service, but none in a soup kitchen or Indigenous Rights protest. Will she make the proper decision for all the people? In BC, corporate media and the duty to inform are an oxymoron. How comforting that pundits in Toronto can tell everyone to calm down and obey from Bay Street. Then we have Christy Clark herself, in jeopardy of losing her job as the knives come out in her own party.
Grant G of http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/ and Norm Farrell of https://in-sights.ca/ join us once again to try and reason this all out.
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