This week our fine premier responded to questions in the legislature from the leader of the Opposition about $150,000 of provincial money that was given to do a feasibility study to expand a school on Haida Gwaii that does not fall under provincial jurisdiction thusly:
J. Horgan: When you met with chiefs in September (2015), did they identify this school as a priority, and is that why you ended up in Haida Gwaii on November 26 (2015)?
Hon. C. Clark: I met with a lot of chiefs that day, and a lot of chiefs met with a lot of different ministers. I can’t give the member a full accounting of what all of them and all of their elected representatives talked to ministers and deputies about.
Interestingly, however, our fine premier's spokesperson said something slightly different to CKNW's Matt Lee back in December after the story first broke back in December of 2015 thanks to the work of the Globe's Mark Hume:
"...Spokesperson Ben Chin says the province has been discussing expanding the local school in Old Massett for more than a year, and that Premier Christy Clark was not aware of any wind farm proposal tied to her brother Bruce Clark..."
Do you see what I see (re: dates 'n stuff)?
And as for that wind farm proposal thingy backed by the premier's brother that the premier knew absolutely nothing about according to the good Mr. Chin?
It turns out that the Premier did receive a direct conversational/paperless request for the money from someone who does.
Know about the wind farm proposal from the premier's brother I mean.
Blogger Merv Adey reported first on the re-emergence of this story....Here.
Laila follows up ....Here.
I have my say...Here.
As for the local proMedia?....Absolute crickets so far....