Giving BC Rail away for a pittance, set up for a 990 years lease to CNRailway, without making a dime on the lines for 990 years was a waste of our Crown Corporation future returns. "Only in Canada you say" El Gordo continues to play his games in London.
Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark (as a Minister answerable to Premier Campbell) could have got off of her FAT ass and said NO to the sale of BC Rail (Alex G. Tsakumis has the details as to why she said YES).
She could have been the Author, putting into action in 2003, the means by which British Columbians could be enjoying a Royalty for the past ten years, not be penalizing ourselves through higher costs of transporting our own resources, not being in competition from countries over seas (China)(India)(Korea) for our own Oil, our own Coal, our own natural gas. Without supplying needed electricity for a pittance to the Resource Industries in Northern British Columbia. Without having residential consumers of BC Hydro footing the Bill for the Capital structures of building new dams. Without having the BC Liberals Government telling Crown Corporations to devote more and more money to the point of spending billions of dollars, downloaded on to future Contractual Obligations. Without having Independent Power Producers squeezing the life out of BC Hydro.
A Royalty could have been included with the Sale of BC Rail, Royalties for every box car going past given points on OUR Railway Right of Way, Royalties would have been a way to claw back over 50 years the same amount that the BC Liberals are crowing about now, but only IF we bend our knees to the consortiums, and IF, we allow the BC Liberals to have a fourth and more mandates over those same fifty years.
The BC Liberals are quick to point out that there's a possibility of a pro-rated amount, collected by TREO, to use on our OWN highways based upon the distance that we drive. CNRail has no pro-rate imposed upon them. They're Buddies with the BC Rail. They have FREE use of traveling, unlimited, no TREO for them, upon OUR rails right of ways.
Feels great doesn't it, knowing that you OWN the rail right of way, but not a single car or engine.
BC Liberals are the Sick Culture. Victoria, our seat of Democracy, is not a Sick Culture.
BC Liberals have been afraid to face their opponents in an open environment where issues of the day can be freely discussed...... the public has been told, it's the BC Liberal way, the current government un-mandated Premier's way, or the highway.... Our property, our assets continue to be sold to the lowest bidder as long as their friends meet one criteria: Insiders need only apply, Cheque books at the ready to pay off the BC Liberals.
Kim Haakstad emails....... to Insiders, have one thing in common.... if they didn't want the Public having access to the running of government projects. all they had to do, and they did do... including former Premier Gordon Campbell, was to set up Private email accounts..... but..... the very FACT that they have resorted to keep the Public in the dark of these particular interests means that somehow they will have to prove, in a Court of Law, where the lines became blurred between sending and receiving those emails when they would have had to be done on their time. Or was it on the Taxpayers Time! Every one of those emails are date time stamped. Every one of those emails, as in the BC Rail Trial, have never been correlated to see if Government Employees or Government Order in Councils Appointees were using the Government resources at a time when they were having personal conversations, sending personal emails during working hours.
|January 10, 2012 was a Tuesday|
Kim Haakstad is gone! LinkedIn Not updated since she was Beverage seller.
Pamela Martin should be Gone! LinkedIn
Barinder Bhullar should be Gone! LinkedIn
Fiera Lo ! BC Government directory Send an Email to Fiera.email@example.com
David Ritchie should be Gone! LinkedIn
Brian Bonney Should be banned ! LinkedIn
Lorne Mayencourt should be Gone! LinkedIn
Prim Carson should be Gone! LinkedIn
Jeff Melland should be Gone! LinkedIn
"Was relied upon heavily by Premier's Office to write attack news releases and op-eds."
Were funds misappropriated to pay salaries when staff were not working for the Government of BC?
The lines are blurred, it's a sick culture, it's sick culture of Entitlement.
Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark are at fault
PS As to Jeff Melland How, ... what's the right words.... Why, would anyone be proud of including in their bio, on LinkedIn, that their job is/was to write attack news releases and op-eds? Does he mean, maybe, a copy-cat Dirty Trick scandal of phoney letters to unsuspecting Editors (2001- 2013 version)?