Friday, April 24, 2015

This Day In Clarkland...Two Day's In The Ol' Turdstormer's Valley


Day One, courtesy Cassidy Olivier in The Province:

Energy Minister Bill Bennett accused B.C. Hydro critic Adrian Dix of cherry-picking on Wednesday following claims by the NDP MLA that the number of employees at B.C. Hydro who are making more than $150,000 a year has more than tripled in the past decade...

{snippety doo-dah}

... Bennett claimed Dix, whom he called “a very smart guy,” was “cherry-picking” figures. Bennett said Dix used 2006 as a starting point because that was the year that Bennett said the B.C. Transmission Corporation was folded into B.C. Hydro. That “jacked up” the global number of employees earning over $150,000 a year as of 2006, Bennett said...
Day Two, also via Mr. Olivier:

...(Opposition Hydro critic Adrian) Dix said Wednesday the number of employees at the Crown corporation and its subsidiaries making that amount or more had tripled in the past decade, from about 220 in 2006 to just under 700 in fiscal 2014. The bulk of that increase was in middle management, Dix added.

Bennett replied that Dix was using 2006 as a starting point because that’s when the B.C. Transmission Corporation (BCTC) was folded back into B.C. Hydro. In reality, the BCTC wasn’t folded back into B.C. Hydro until 2010, at which time about 100 employees earning $150,000 were added to the payroll.

“I made a mistake,” Bennett told The Province on Thursday...

I guess that's what the good Mr. Bennett, who some say is a 'very smart guy', call's 'bringin' it'.

Here's hoping the good minister is a wee bit 'smarter' when it comes to those Sparkle Pony power ranger numbers for Site C.

Of course, we're still waiting to hear if the Wizards of Clarklandia are going to invoke their lightning rod of total logic and absolute reason destruction deflector spin strate(r)gy by replacing Mr. Bennett as energy minister with the good Mr. Virk. 
Don't know about you, but I kinda think the proMedia herd might have turned a little over the past week...More on that to come.



Anonymous said...

Faulty towers. faulty dams?faulty leadership?

Anonymous said...

While reading the article my memory kicked in with stories not that many years ago about BC Hydro wages & how the Liberal government was going to do something about it. At least that's what Christy Clark said. It's all there in a fancy coloured report that showed " BC Hydro has 142 staff dedicated to external and internal
communications for its 6,000 empl
oyees. This appears high compared
to government’s 187 communications
staff for its 28,000 employees."
All that info was sent to Christy Clark... did she read it ? My guess is NO. But it sure sounded good at the time I bet.

Guy in Victoria

Anonymous said...

BC future?