Tuesday, May 03, 2016

This Day In Clarkland...The Auditor General Comments.


From page three of the Auditor General's report of her audit of compliance and enforcement of the mining sector in British Columbia:

"...We conducted this audit to determine whether  the regulatory compliance and enforcement activities of the Ministry of  Energy and Mines (MEM) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE), pertaining to mining, are protecting the province from significant environmental risks. 

We found almost every one of our expectations for a robust compliance and enforcement program within the MEM and the MoE were not met. 

We found major gaps in resources, planning and tools. As a result, monitoring and inspections of mines were inadequate to ensure mine operators complied with requirements. The ministries have not publicly disclosed the limitations with their compliance and enforcement programs, increasing environmental risks, and government’s ability to protect the environment..."








Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

My guess is the Liberals have been so busy doing such a great job on the forestry file that mining got a tad neglected. Don't fret though, the doctrine of continual improvement will soon take care of any perceived failings in our mines.

Anonymous said...

There was a report released last week that seems to have escaped attention... it is even more damning than that dam report.

Ministry of Children, Plecas review slammed by Turpel-Lafond
- Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun

...which resulted in a blatantly partisan attack from Speaker Linda Reid...

Speaker of B.C. legislature warns children's advocate of contempt of Parliament
- Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun

The Turpel-Lafond report can be found here:

Anonymous said...

A cartoonist was fired today for mocking executive pay. How much do these mining execs make?

Link to cartoon:

Anonymous said...

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone states that having a record number of ICBC executives making more than $150,000/year has lead to worse service for customers.

Just kidding. Stone says it is an increase in drunk drivers due to relaxed booze sales age enforcement in private liquor stores... not that either really - its somebody's fault, but not the BC Liberals. That's for sure. No word on how much the $150K Club donates to the BC Liberals.

Anonymous said...


Of course the foxes want to keep running the hen house. How else would they keep from getting skinny.

e.a.f. said...

Had visited Lailla Yuile's blog first and read all about it.

this is not unexpected. this is the best government mining companies and such can buy. Really who does Christy and her cabal work for? certainly not I who value the environment. I didn't get an invite to her $20K a head soirees either. then to top it off Christy gets to skim the take at these soirees. Like how do you spell corruption?

I know the news was busy with the Fort McMurray fire, but it is doubtful this little gem will ever see the light of day in the MSM. Perhaps some of them were attending Christy's soirees? enquiring minds would like to know who from the MSM was attending Christy's soirees and which mining executives.

Wonder if we could file a class action lawsuit against the b.c. lieberals. In my opinion they are taking my tax dollars under false pretenses. I pay taxes to have my environment protected. They haven't. I pay taxes to ensure kids get educated and they don't. etc.

The worst of it is, she'll most likely get re-elected.

Just hope Christy and her cabal haven't been screwing up with the forest protection services. Given what is going on in Alberta, we better hope we have a function forest fire protection service.

Chuckstraight said...

It looks like Christy Clark is working for someone-problem is, it ain`t the citizens of BC.