Thursday, May 03, 2018

Mr. Wilkinson Leaps On His Sword...


...Or Some Such Thing.

The critical passage in the good Mr. Wilkinson's letter to his followers is the following:

"...Go to David Eby's townhall - whether you have a ticket or not..."


Maybe now would be the time to revisit that matter of whose been doing all that lawyerly 'practicing' that Mr. Wilkinson brought up a couple of weeks ago.

For the record, from the British Columbia Law Society's directory (just type in name):


'Nuff said?

Tip O' The Toque to A. Reader for pointing us towards the law society's registorial pages...
And, just in case you missed it, former PostMedia BigData guy Chad Skelton has done the (pretty simple) math...
And, right on schedule...Here comes Marky Mark's reverse catapaulting of Mr. Wilkinson's sword...



e.a.f. said...

Thank you for the link to Chad, he has a good sense of humour!

Mr. Wilkinson is desperate, oh boy is he desperate. If he thinks middle class is some one who owns a $4M house, he needs a reality check or has another definition of what middle class is. Yes, there are many who bought low and will sell high, but they will have made a dam good profit and can afford to contribute to the education of the children of this province.

Education in this province spent 16 years going down hill due to the fact the B.C. Lieberals, which Mr. Wilkinson was part of, defunded education. Funded private schools nicely, public schools not so much. Schools were closed, land sold off, teachers' aids laid off, etc. Now its time to play catch up.

What Mr. Wilkinson is saying is it is not a good idea to tax people so the children of B.C. can get a decent education. That they will have to travel further to school, do without teachers' aides, have courses cut, have larger classes, etc. so some one with a $4M house can save some money over a decade. perhaps he has had a conversation or follows the teachings of Betsy DeVos, the American federal secretary of Education, who owns a large chain of private schools.

Children are the future of this province. Amazon didn't move here because we raise dummies. They moved here because we have a fairly educated population. Education isn't cheap and the money doesn't come from heaven. Some one has to pay and given we all benefit from an educated population, we all ought to pay. (Just for the record I don't have children and neither does any member of our family. its the end of the line)

Wilkinson represents a Vancouver riding. He sure doesn't live in Surrey which needs more schools like yesterday. His comments will be translated by many parents in Surrey as, gee he doesn't want my kids to go to a decent school or have a decent education. the B.C. Lieberals lost seats in surrey. His comments are ensuring they don't get those seats back.

The NDP government needs money to build those new schools. where does Mr. Wilkinson think they ought to find that money? Perhaps Mr. Wilkinson wants them to defund health care or transportation or policing. How would Mr. Wilkinson like the NDP to fund the new schools and staff? He is attacking without making any suitable suggestions. Just come on down and try to disrupt David Eby's town hall meeting. Mr. Wilkinson may come to regret his position. it attacks parents and their children and in Surrey and out into the fraser Valley there are a lot of them. Not all want to send their children to religious private schools or have the money. Mr. Wilkinson is so, let them eat cake.

o.k. enough of my rant,

Anonymous said...

and uttered - luck luck luck?

Anonymous said...

On the one hand, I wouldn't like having to pay this tax. On the other hand, it's hard to feel sorry for people living in $3+ million dollar homes.

Lew said...

Andy the activist. Who woulda thunk it? Keef won’t be amused, given his legendary distaste for activists.

Actually kind of amusing watching the disadvantaged and downtrodden with their designer protest signs. There must have been some initial confusion in their ranks however, because Andy’s letter neglected to specify the dress code or where the post-protest hors d’oeuvres were to be served.