Friday, September 30, 2016

This Friday In Clarkland...The Snubbering.


So, why, exactly did the Haida tell our fine premier to stay home today?

Some problem with that cheque for a study for a school that is not hers to build?

Worried about another mega-project that would turn out to be equivalent of eating iron filings?

Well, actually, as Richard Zussman of the MoCo tells us, it was something much bigger:

After a week of trailing the royal couple, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was asked by the Haida Nation not to come to Friday's event.

The community is opposed to the controversial Pacific NorthWest LNG project that received approval from the federal government this week.

"We have some outstanding issues with the premier in regards to a lot of issues. We believe the respectful thing to do would be to resolve those issues before coming in on the heels of the Royals," said Peter Lantin, president of the Haida Nation.

"If you want to deal with the real issues, deal with them in real time and not on a day that is so important to us."...

And how did our fine Premier respond?

Well, pretty much just as you might have expected:

...The premier's office said Clark called Lantin on Wednesday and told him she was not going to be able to come to Haida Gwaii because of her gruelling schedule, not because she was asked not to come....

Imagine that!



North Van's Grumps said...

Unrelated to the current 'visit' to Haida Gwaii but related to the $150,000 Grant to Haida Gwaii (delivered via helicopter by the Premier) there is the 2016/2017 Annual Facility Grant

We can't see the $150,000 money in the British Columbia AFG 2016, BUT the fuss over the BC Liberals bankrolling a group to win a local election when the responsibility of education of Haida Gwail is the Federal Government' ...


DavemJ said...
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RossK said...

Sorry DavemJ but I had to take down the comment due to the perjoratives.

sd said...

And I suppose Mr.T isn't planning to visit any time soon either.

RossK said...

Well sd--

Don't you think it was interesting that JT sent three minions rather than coming himself to the original big announcement?


Did you notice that Mr. Obvious has passed right on up the food chain to reading the the mouldering tea leaves at the bottom of Mr. Trudea's sink?


sd said...

I'm still wondering what McKenna was smelling that gave her look on her face standing next to crusty.

e.a.f. said...

Leblanc didn't look too happy either. now they were being "forced" to make this announcement or they just can't stand Christy. I watched the announcement without sound and the body language was interesting to say the least.

guess JT paid off his political IOU with this and hopes the courts uphold the First Nation's positions. doubt if McKenna was too happy about the decision and I suspect Le blanc isn't too keen on Christy.