Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rotten to the core

BC premier Christy Clark is not known for honest dealing. She and Harper work out of the same playbook and regularly employ the same people to work the sewers of a political system rife with cronyism and putrefied by secret back-room deals and political corruption.

This time, a judge has just handed Clark her ass. She violated the constitution when she was education minister and then did it again, on the same education issue, as premier. The stench emanating from her overly-expensive waterfront Vancouver office is palpable. Clark is as dishonest as the liar she replaced. Families first? Not yours. (Bold mine)
... a tale of a government secretly wanting to provoke a strike that year for political reasons. There are always cynics who read political motives into big public labour disputes. But it’s startling to see a judge blame months of disruption in schools firmly on the crass political motivations of a government.
Justice Susan Griffin, who has been dealing with the differences between the government and the BCTF for a number of years, concluded “the government did not negotiate in good faith .... Government representatives were preoccupied by another strategy. Their strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike .... The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.
Summary:
... she was the premier of a government that, according to the B.C. Supreme Court, ran a lengthy con on parents and children to engineer some dim political advantage...
Grifter.


8 comments:

Grant G said...

Christy Clark and her BC Liberal team this Spring will wear bright pink shirts decrying all those who bully others..

Ironic no?



Danneau said...

Saddest part is that there are so many who can't see that we're all being bashed by Clark and her associates and that whatever crumbs fall off the table for the citizens of BC, it will never compensate for the loss of integrity occasioned by the mismanagement, corruption and meanness of the Campbell/Clark tenure.

bcwaterboy said...

Exactly the type of behaviour the bc electorate is apparently ok with, and clark never fails to disappoint. A wink and nudge, a collection of oft-repeated sound bites, and a fractured NDP all but guarantee were stuck with this mess for years to come. It's not unlike what will play out a the federal level with harper and in Toronto with the ford nation.

The Mound of Sound said...

How in hell did we ever re-elect that bunch? Sure, Adrian Dix, flushed the NDP down the loo but, honestly, we can't claim we didn't know better.

Rick said...

Who is this we of who you speak? The majority of the people of British Columbia did not elect the lying thieving fraudster Christy Clark to represent us.

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Dave said...

Thanks Dana!

The Mound of Sound said...

Damn you, Dave. I just took a close look at that picture of Christie you posted. You know that moment when you discover you've inhaled vinegar fumes, that split-second before you gag?