Seven Year Itch as defined by Wikipedia:
The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. The phrase originated as a name for irritating and contagious skin complaints of a long duration.
Premier Gordon Campbell should have adhered to the Seven Year Itch theory and left office with honour rather than waiting until he came up with the hare-brain idea of introducing the HST tax after being elected to another term with a Balanced Budget. Finance Minister Colin Hansen didn't see it on his RADAR after the election. Finance Deputy Minister Graham Whitmarsh's RADAR was working perfectly, overtime, to find enough cash to provide the election promise of a Balanced Budget. The Answer: $1.8 billion signing bonus with Stephen Harper's Conservative if British Columbia went to the HST model without telling voters.
Graham Whitmarsh!!? The same guy was involved with the firings of the Health Researchers and dumped unceremoniously, with full pay, from any responsibilities by the newly elected Leader Christy Clark until she won her own mandate in 2013. Then she fired him. If she had fired him before the election then that could have been used by the oppositions to used as proof of a corrupt government. http://blogborgcollective.blogspot.ca/2013/06/why-did-christy-clark-delay-firing-of.html
Whitmarsh maintains to this day, vocally, that he was NOT responsible for the Health Researcher Firings, AND he will only answer, publicly, when there is an OPEN investigation without there being a muzzle on the investigator via terms of reference written by Premier Christy Clark.
Christy Clark's recently departed left hand man Dyble wrote an 'unbiased' report on their/his handling of the firings, and in the process, exonerated the Government.
Timeline of Health Researchers firings - CBC
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Author: AGT Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
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Christy Clark Said What About Breaking the Law??? LOL!!!
Back to the real Mosquito Creek, the nine place names in British Columbia. ....... there are over 100 Mosquito names in Canada, but only nine 'Creeks' in BC.
It has been suggested, within the BC Liberal Party ranks, that there should be more geographical places named after their past premiers and ministers. Ironically, two bridges that will always be toll free-enterprises is the Bill Bennett (Premier) in Kelowna and Alex Fraser (Highway Minister) in Surrey. South of Fraser commuters can forget about regional tolls for $1 for all. The price will be equal to current crossing tolls on the Port Mann AND the opportunity to skim some of that money off to balance the provincial budgets.
North Shore News, Letter to the Editor: 'Mosquito' an ill-chosen moniker
For years I have often wondered why the City of North Vancouver named public parks and areas after mosquitoes – Mosquito Creek, Mosquito Creek Marina, etc. To me those names had a negative connotation and for anyone with an allergy to mosquitoes, we avoid places where they might be.
Most of us are aware mosquitoes can cause serious illness (such as malaria) and even death. The mosquito-borne Zika Virus is currently spreading explosively throughout more than two dozen countries with a number of (travel-related) cases now discovered in Canada.
Travel advisories have been posted for pregnant women travelling South due to insurance coverage.
Given the negative connotation of the name, I would like to ask: is it not time to rename the mosquito-named areas to something more appropriate?
Keep in mind that the 'Deas Island Tunnel' is not its official. The correct name: George Massey Tunnel. A tunnel suggests to the mind's eye a tunnel.
On the other hand if the City of North Vancouver is serious about renaming their Mosquito Creek after Christy .... there still might be an image problem...... of a seven-year itch of a mosquito or the Zika Virus