"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves.” - Thomas Jefferson, US President 1801-1809
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“I can’t bear Christy Clark – that phony smile. Whereas, Andrew, if he smiles, it’s genuine.”
“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
“If someone's mask slips, they do something that suddenly shows their real character, when they have been pretending to be a different, usually nicer, type of person.” - Cambridge Dictionary
It’s not easy being Green – especially if you are under serious scrutiny for the first time and a lot of surprising contradictions and hypocrisy come to light.
A young woman is appalled she was left overnight in a Vancouver General Hospital’s gynecology ward hallway, internally bleeding and in pain while on a bed with a makeshift screen made of sheets tied to intravenous stands her only privacy.
Premier Christy Clark’s “empathy deficit” could be her Achilles’ heel in the B.C. election based on her response last week to a report on the suicide death of health researcher Roderick MacIsaac.
“Emergency rooms are overflowing in BC. We’ve all seen the pictures.”
Is B.C. New Democratic Party leader John Horgan really public enemy No. 1?
“And after six months when a foreign-ownership tax fails, it will only cause racially charged conversations to go beyond where they are now.”
“The taxpayers of British Columbia should not have to pay for communications that are of a partisan political nature.” - BC Auditor General report, 1996
“Well it's not as much as we wanted, Bill, to be really blunt about it.” – BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong on federal health funding
Not only have the B.C. Liberals under Premier Christy Clark refused to implement independent Auditor General Carol Bellringer’s recommendation – they admit to actually almost doubling the budget for government advertising before May’s election up to $15 million.
“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.” - George Orwell
Tuesday the BC Liberals deliver their throne speech and the big question is how much Premier Christy Clark will prevaricate in pre-election promises.
“This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace.” – John Cleese in Monty Python TV skit
“The notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.”
What if everything you were told about flu shots, their importance and effectiveness, the need for health care workers to get vaccinated and the huge number of deaths the flu causes every year, were all wrong?
Does the federal Conservative Party have a political Dragon’s death wish
There are two very controversial issues in B.C. and Canadian politics that will be decided one way or another in 2017 – but what will happen?