Monday, February 13, 2017

Is This The Real Story The Hack-Lie Was Designed To Deflect?


Last week's Hack-Lie from Christy Clark and her digital influencers has now been fully exposed for what it was, on its face.

And, unless I've missed something, it would appear that the former shock-jock Drex is the only local proMedia member who has connected the dots and stated emphatically that the lie was very likely designed to deflect said media towards a shiny new bauble and away from the latest tragic story of yet another kid dying needlessly in care.

However, that tragic story may have just been the front end of the thing that Ms. Clark was trying to distract us from.

Why would I suggest such a thing?

Well, it appears that Wendy Stueck, writing in the Globe the day before the legislature finally opens for business again, may have the back end:

Dozens of family care homes that provide services for children in government care were found last year to be in “zero” compliance with provincial standards for monitoring a child’s safety and well-being, government records show.

Those findings – included in “service delivery area practice audits” conducted by B.C.’s Ministry for Children and Family Development – focus on foster homes run by individuals. They cover five regions and in three, significant deficiencies were found...

The thing to realize here is that this malfeasance has been going on for years and years and years under the BC Liberal government.

Heckfire, if truth be told, it is one of the things that upset me enough to start this poli-blogging thing in the first (and second and third and fourth and fifth and sixth and on to infinity) place.


Recently, Paul Willcocks, writing in the Tyee, laid out out how we are failing the kids in our midst that need our help most:

If governments’ repeated failures in helping the province’s most vulnerable children and youth aren’t an election issue, we’ve lost our way as citizens.

Morally, of course. When we take children into government care, we assume responsibility. We have an obligation to offer the same support and opportunities we strive to give our own children. We haven’t come close to doing that for at least 25 years in this province.

And, pragmatically, failing to fix the system’s problems now creates huge future costs in health care, the criminal justice system, income assistance and underemployment or joblessness.

A 2015 report by the Representative for Children and Youth found 88.3 per cent of students who started Grade 8 in 2007 graduated four years later. Only 41.5 per cent of their classmates who were children in care graduated along with them. A 2009 study found children and youth who had been in care were more likely to have been involved with the justice system than to have finished high school. And the government’s cruel policies on aging out — basically cutting youth in care adrift at 19 — condemns many to welfare, poverty and homelessness...

That is the real story.

And it must end.

Clearly, based on the performance of the current government over the last fifteen years, the only way that can happen is through change at the ballot box.




Anonymous said...


In an age of the selfie, you are the unselfie, RossK….thank you for pushing the rock back up the hill, as often as it threatens to roll back down to crush decency, and truth.

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
― David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

sd said...

This should be the week that the NDP slays the dragon lady.If they can't do it in question period we're screwed again. Let's see if they can play the hardball it will take.

Anonymous said...

breach of public trust, breach of fiduciary duty ,child abuse.?

2 busy fundraising and not sitting

Eleanor Gregory said...

I concur with you my learned friend.

e.a.f. said...

this has been my opinion for some time. She was simply deflecting. Christy Doesn't care about the kids in care and neither does Cadieux. For all those family value types out there in the bible belt, they don't care either. the financial supporters don't care either. One could classify the rest of the b.c. lieberal mla's as facilitators in this mess and the voters of this province, well they qualify for co-dendancy, in my humble opinion. Even if this all comes out in the Leg. don't expect the MSM to cover too much of it, not until half way through the news. they don't care, they just want the government ad business.

As I've said before and will write again. This number of children could die week in and week out and nothing would change. Its all about the money and not many are going to open their mouths and upset the apple cart.

it would be nice if some one had Cadieux and Clark arrested for child neglect and abuse. Hey we'd get arrested and if it were a pet, well it would be on all 3 news cycles and given premier space.

if there is a god, she certainly forgot to deal with Christy and her callous cash cats. may they all rot in hell, if there is one because those kids in care are living in hell now.

Anonymous said...

And also deflect with the great BCHydro heist of the 21st century.?

North Van's Grumps said...

How can we forget the 2011 Leadership race to replace Gordon Campbell when the BC Liberal Party allows cats to become members...

The BC Liberals say they won't release documents that could explain how a cat ended up a party member because they want to protect the cat's personal privacy.

BC Liberal spokesperson Lilian Kim told CTV News that the membership application forms are off limits to the public because it would violate Olympia the cat's privacy rights.

George Abbott was the culprit!!!