This just in from Richard Zussman of the MoCo:
The Ministry of Children and Family Development will get more money if that is what an independent review calls for — but the money will only be available if the economy has grown, says B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
"We don't have the resources to fix those problems unless we grow the economy," Clark said in a year-end interview with CBC legislative reporter Richard Zussman....
Nevermind that already-in-the-bag 'review' from the good Mr. Plecas.
Because what is really disturbing here is the rationale for not bringing resources to bear to fix the MCFD immediately.
As in right now.
Especially when the resources are there for a business case-free 10 billion dollar dam....A 5 billion dollar bridge...A 10 million dollar Bogus Bollywood Bonanza....Oodles of money for private jets and helicopter trips, not to mention uannounced trips to tiny villages on Haida Gwaii to shovel money out of the back of the podium....And, while were at it....How much will that subsidy be for the Casino-Industrial Complex be again?...And, heckfire, didn't we dole out a big whack of cash to for no good reason at all this time last year to pay for a private corporations football finale under a magic carpet that cost another $600 million?
We don't need a review from the good Mr. Plecas to tell us that kids who were stuck in hotels have died.
And we sure as hell don't need that review to tell us that many more kids who need our help most are being ill-served by problematic private companies who have been hired (presumably) to cut costs so that we can spend the savings on the billion dollar boondoggles that just keep coming.
And, in spite of all that, our Premier has the gall to say that the MCFD will be the LAST ministry to get money.
This really is heartless.
Not to mention, in my opinion, gutless.
Because, clearly Mr. Clark is telling us that she doesn't have the guts to stand up to the cronies behind her party's facade when the chips are down and it is time to do the right thing.