Lots of kerfuffle about how difficult it is for the average British Columbia family to go camping in BC's Parks these days.
The Clarklandian Minister responsible, who has been with us since the GordCo days, told us that the way to deal with this is to increase the supply.
But then she (b/w her stenographer) told us that this could prove to be difficult to do as environmentalists would be sure to protest.
Or some such evidence-free based thing.
As a result of my writing about this (and a lively discussion in the comment threads attached to the above linked-to posts) an Anon-O-Mouse whispered in my ear that the other half of the capacity problem in BC's Parks just may be the LOSS of campsites under the BC Liberal reign of error.
I asked for evidence to back this claim and they sent me links to the following.
Exhibit A... The situation in 2001 (via the old gov't website, thanks to the Wayback machine):
Exhibit B...The situation today (via the current gov't website):
Do you see what I see?
Yes, that's right.
According to these numbers, there are actually 3,120 (or 23%) fewer vehicle accessible campsites today than there were back in 2001.
Now, if these are the real numbers, somehow I don't think even the Wizards of Clarklandia and/or Marky Mark's Klout Club can blame that on the 1990's.