Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This Day In Snookland...The Sixty-Four Million Dollar Questions Continue.


Today Christy Clark is going to, apparently, tell British Columbians that she feels our pain.

Also, apparently, she will tell us this right before she bashes us over the head and then informs us that there are going to be tough decisions to make so that we (ie. the people of British Columbian) can clean up the mess/balooning deficit that her government, and the government of her predecessor, has saddled us with.

Presumably, she will not tell us which tough decisions will be made to end her 64 million dollar propaganda program.

And, also presumably, she will not explain (as one of her MLAs, the outgoing Randy Hawes, has done) the details of the subsidy that we (ie. the people of British Columbia) have been paying to her, her brother's, and her advisors' buddies in the beer business.

Gary Mason, in the Globe, has the latter story.....Look specifically for the numbers '$9.4 million per year' and '59 cents a litre'.

So, having said, and presumed, all that....

The 64 million dollar question for today is....

How, exactly, Ms. Clark, do you 'feel the pain' of British Columbia's families?

The above linked-to story is s a good one.... Kudos to the Maceman on this one - nothing obvious, ronnish or otherwise, this time around.



Grant G said...

Breaking news, Provincial update..

Resource revenue falling, coal prices down, LNG languishing..

Deficit for the fiscal year been increased from $1.1 billion to a staggering $1.5 billion dollars..

Christy Clark vows to balance budget by February..


And those $64 million in ads, number 1 in Canada, number 1 in job creation..$1 TRILLION DOLLARS for British Columbia through LNG..

Canada Starts here..

So does deficit town..

Welcome to Spin City, where the girls are pretty and the economics are Sh_____Y


North Van's Grumps said...

$64 million question... How about this: Total Contribution For This Search: $112,979.38 via a search of Elections BC FRPC website. The Contributions didn't come from the Pacific Western Brewing Co. per se, but rather, via Principal Officer #1 Komatsu and via Principal Officer #2 Tom Leboe, over the years from 2006 to as recent as April 18, 2012.

RossK said...

Thanks NVG--

Add a Hundred K or two and you're talking railway money!


RossK said...

Grant G--

If I remember correctly you called this one quite some time ago.


North Van's Grumps said...

Not all of the money from the Brewery manager/owners went to the BC Liberal Party.... the BC NDP was in receipt of $326.78!

RossK said...



There you go then....

It's both side's fault!


Bill said...


Just like to say the back and forth in the 6 comments above a real delight to read. All firing on 12 cylinders (as usual).


RossK said...

You're most welcome Bill.

Best part about blogging, I reckon (the back and forth).


West End Bob said...

Haven't seen it yet, but am waiting for the $64M ad to run during a newscast reporting on chipmunk cheeks' HUGE budget deficit.

Poetic justice, indeed . . . .

Anonymous said...

I expect the spending is less about propaganda and more about money laundering. How quickly the media forgets: the federal liberals used a similar advertising campaign to launder public money into party political contributions in the "Sponsorship Scandal". Which advertising agencies are getting this work, and are the media buys going through them at a mark-up?

Also, $64M in spending can buy you pretty friendly media coverage from the corporate, for profit media.

Anonymous said...

so what happens to provincial and local government revenues with a declining real estate market?

RossK said...

Anon Above--

The Dean wrote about that today in his pullback column (you just knew had to be coming)....In the toilet there too, apparently.

Thing is....I realize there is a get out in front of all this aspect to the thing to make it old (therefore not) news come spring, but....I wonder if it this is all a bit of a set-up and that suddenly 'presto' things will be all better again in, say, March?