COMPARISONS WITH OTHER JURISDICTIONS BCUC
Sometimes you really have to wonder what the BC Liberals are doing..... Who are they working for .... On who's behalf are they exercising due diligence.....
Christy Clark is talking about Asia as being our future........ Look, if you have gone to the link above on "comparison with other jurisdictions bcuc you may have found nothing, but I found this for 2001 and 2005 where the BCUC are beating their chests on just how efficient they are when it comes to comparing themselves to others in North America (mostly Canadian, one USA state of Washington (in US funds)).
I look at Alberta from afar and see it as the second coming of Texas, tons of oil and gas is being discovered, but Water??? its a desert compared to the green hills and mountains of British Columbia. In the 2001 Annual Report for the BCUC, on page 33, they show that the Cost per capita to run their organization is $0.81 compared to Alberta's Utilities Commission's $1.31 per capita.... BUT
....under the heading of STAFF, BCUC sits at 19, Alberta has 32 Staff looking after Utilities and 728 STAFF looking after "oil and gas".
Yes the Budget is different in size, $3.3 million for BC; $94.0 million for Alberta
Four years later, the BCUC Annual Report has the STAFF at 23, Budget of $5.0 million; Alberta has a STAFF of 50 for Utilities and 768 STAFF for Oil and Gas costing $130.4 million.
The 2005 Annual Report has BC's population sitting at 4.196 million; Alberta 3.202 million
Now, if this is the kind of exploration that is going on in Alberta, just what is Christy Clark's government doing to ensure that our interests are being looked after?
The BC government also needs to hire many more field officers to stringently, conscientiously police and effectively monitor the oil and gas industry in BC’s northeast energy sector. Such provisions, in addition to new legislations, will help stimulate and initiate the highest international standards applied to protect the earth’s surface and aquifer sources. Will Koop, coordinator of the B.C. Tap Water Alliance
Now here's an easy topic to search for in Google PETROLEUM TITLES SYSTEM - CODE TABLE DESCRIPTIONS filetype:pdf
You can do what I started to do on Sunday.... check the names of the 468 Companies on this list against Elections BC FRPC Search Contributions to see how much money has been donated to the coffers of the BC Liberals.
Sort of leaves you wondering if the BC Liberals really want to cut off the monies coming to themselves if they were to hire more staff out in the field.....