The Editorial Raeside CARTOON, without the North Shore News Editor possibly realizing that Christy Clark and "her" Families First vow was a Vicious Cycle, as bad as Rob Ford's, too:
|Raeside Editorial Cartoon|
Families First was not created by Christy Clark Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) handlers!
That distinction came through the lips of one Peter A. Dueck, Minister of Health via his Public Affairs Bureau (PAB) handlers with this in 1989:
|Families First (edition)|
BC Socreds beliefs apparently, were dramatically different than the BC Liberals.... Families in the 1980s were the strength of our future, but today's Families First program has a claw back feature, stealing from babies.
1980s Families are the strength of our future. They are a source of personal strength and an anchor to the society in which we live. In recognition of this, the Government of British Columbia is ensuring that programs and services available to strengthen and assist families towards independence.
In the past 30 years we have seen a significant change in the definition of a "family". During the 1950s, the term represented the nuclear family. During the 1960s, the term was expanded to include the global family and in the 1980s, we have seen the term used to describe a broad range of relationships. The challenge now is to maintain social and emotional bonds in the midst of technological change, keeping in mind our pluralistic, multi-cultural and often times geographically-isolated population.....
Geographically isolated population
....Another approach to supporting family independence is the new Family Maintenance Enforcement Program of the Ministry of Attorney-General. The program ensures that anyone with a maintenance order for child or spouse support can have their payments monitored and arrears automatically enforced. The Ministry of Attorney General has allocated $3.5 million to this program for 1989-1990. .....
Little did Peter A. Dueck forsee a time in which a restraint minded Premier would scoop the spousal maintenance payment monies destined for children to be used to cover the Government's (BC Liberal Party) Budget bottom line.
"What Lies Ahead" Peter asked ..... Christy with Lies
What Lies Ahead?
The new family services have helped to support vulnerable families and have increased local community capacity to provide services to families. The government is committed to continuing to put families first and to continue to develop and adopt iniatives to assist families to be strong and independent.
Keith Baldrey on Christy Clark's death knell of her slogan Families First