After demonstrating unequivocally, once again, that resource revenues to British Columbians continue to be negligible under the Clark government's policies, even compared to those raised during the last doomed days of the Campbell regime, Norm Farrell has this to say:
...When Gordon Campbell announced his resignation in 2010, the underlying reasons were never honestly reported by members of the Legislative Press Gallery. Bad approval ratings played a part but Campbell was being pushed hard toward the door by money men acting for natural resource industries. Mining companies and gas producers saw public wealth gained by private power producers and they didn’t want to continue paying substantial amounts into the provincial treasury. Campbell was not sufficiently responsive.
Special interests knew their treatment would improve under Christy Clark. The numbers prove them correct...
Which, it would seem, is something else you won't be reading about in the local proMedia prints anytime soon.
Well, there is the following to consider, at least according to Rafe Mair, based on a comment he left for us earlier today:
...Postmedia has a written mutual masturbation agreement with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy), the oil industry pays huge bucks to BC Liberals, their partners, the Sun, Province and National Post don't investigate Campbell/Clark and lay off stories unhelpful to it. The lying is not just what they say; even more it's what they don't say - deliberately...
I've already contacted Mr. Mair about his documentation.