Gordon Campbell has a couple of pages on Opinion-Editorials.... Why the HST, why the HST now
Christy Clark, why of course.... Personnel changes in the Premier's Office, but then John Les steps in for her in these Op-Ed pieces, just like when she's in the Legislature, which is a carry-over from her refusing to participate in discussions when she was running as an MLA in Vancouver-Point Grey.
Ninth one down is her stint as the Education Minister..... where she introduced this:
Starting this fall, the legislation gives every child in our public education system the right to choose which school he or she will attend. Students in a catchment area will have first priority, but students will have the right to attend whichever school best meets their needs, as long as space is available.And now parents drive their children to school instead of encouraging their children to walk to the nearest school. Exercise, exercise......
Rich Coleman on Mountain Pine Beetle Emergency, and on the topic of Reforestation...... MLA Coleman claimed that in 2008 his government had planted their SIX BILLIONTH TREE, now where did the Auditor General leave his report on Forestry? In Man days, and BC's terrain, it would take Four Million of those Man days to plant six billion trees. That means, if, the planters worked 365 days a year it would keep close to 11,000 workers busy, but of course the weather plays a major factor and a need for the ideal planting season too..... Six billion eh, back in 2008, its now three years later which means the BC Government must have planted.....close to Three billion more.
First, we do have a green plan for our forests. Each year in British Columbia, less than one per cent of our forests are harvested. For 20 years, forest companies have had a legal obligation to reforest what they cut. And in 2008, we’ll be celebrating the planting of our six billionth tree – that’s almost one tree for every person on this earth.
Kevin Falcon Minister of State for Deregulation
John Van Dongen WHY B.C. LIFTED THE MORATORIUM ON FISH FARMS
Kash Heed EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT KEY TO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Bill Bennett but the silly search engine in Open Information found something quite different.
It is hard to believe how much the world has changed since this time last year. A year ago the price of gas was between $1.05-1.10. Today it’s 80 to 85 cents. - Gordon Campbell 2008
And the price of gas three years later is $1.41!