Monday, November 9, 2015

BC Government MLA (Peter Fassbender): Limits assistance to his Constituents: Bad guys Guilty until proven Innocent

According to BC Liberal MLA Cabinet Minister Peter Fassbender's website there are limits to how his local Constituency Office may assist his Constituents:
Unfortunately, we cannot help you if:
  • you have retained a lawyer to represent you pertaining to your case;
  • your matter is pending before the courts;
  • the police are involved. We cannot make inquiries about police investigations. If you have a complaint about police conduct, please direct them to the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner.
Which begs the question why does the government bankroll ('Fortunately, we can help') OIC appointees who work directly for the BC Liberal Government Ministers and have crossed the line so much that the RCMP are involved:   eg. George Gretes; eg Basi and Virk. 

How many British Columbians are denied access to their elected officials simply because they have retained a lawyer to represent their interest pertaining to their 'case', 'issue'?

Fired BC Health Researchers?  Denied access to their MLA for assistance?

Question Period:

Opposition MLAs may ask question on the Fired Health researchers because they don't represent them?

Government MLAs can't query the status of the Fired Health Researchers because they DO represent them.

Lobbyists' Lawyers' and their Clients who are, or not, Constituents, may negotiate with Fassbender and other Government Ministers behind the closed doors of secrecy, without revealing their relationship (Denied: FOI - Sec 22)?
 you have retained a lawyer to represent you pertaining to your case......

It's interesting to find that the BC NDP Adrian Dix takes it a step further when it comes to limitations which doesn't mean they're doing less of a job than the BC Liberals, but rather that its only the BC Liberals that can..... overturn the decisions of any provincial government ministry or body; influence the processes set up in law; change the time limits for filing appeals; can take on casework that is federal or municipal in nature; interfere intervene with federal and municipal issues eg. pipelines; settle a dispute between businesses and neighbours; Direct the police to take action eg. Health Researchers; find housing (Rich Coleman); find employment (Canada Starts Here)

We are unable to:
  • Offer you legal advice or assist you with legal action
  • Overturn the decision of any provincial government ministry or body
  • Influence processes set up in law to be independent of the Legislature — such as Ombudsman, Police Complaints Commissioner, Representative for Children and Youth, professional and other
  • Change the time limits for filing appeals
  • Take on casework that is federal or municipal in nature
  • Intervene with federal or municipal issues
  • Settle a dispute between businesses or neighbours
  • Direct the police to take any action
  • Find you housing
  • Find employment for you


Anonymous said...

Bc hydro maxed out at 80 20?

Under a Special Directive from the Province, the Company is required to make an annual payment to the Province (the Payment) on or before June 30 of each year. The Payment is equal to 85 per cent of the Company’s net income for the most recently completed fiscal year unless the debt to equity ratio, as defined by the Special Directive, after deducting the Payment, is greater than 80:20. If the Payment would result in a debt to equity ratio exceeding 80:20, then the Payment is the greatest amount that can be paid without causing the debt to equity ratio to exceed 80:20.
No Payment has been accrued as at June 30, 2015 as the Company’s debt to equity ratio is at the 80:20 cap prior to the calculation of the Payment. As at March 31, 2015, $264 million was accrued and the Payment to the Province was made in June 2015.

North Van's Grumps said...

The Payment is equal to 85 per cent of the Company’s net income

Is there a distinction made regarding the 'source' of the 85% because back in 2011, when Bill Bennett was appointed as the Energy Minister .... there's a separate fund called EXPORT. Is Site C deemed to be EXPORT?

WayBack machine:

Energy Minister Bill Bennett 2011

The Clean Energy Act requires the province to pay for any new generation directed at the export market from export profits, not from domestic rate payers. This is an essential commitment that you must know about. When you hear people say that independent power projects for export will drive up the cost of your electricity, you can safely and confidently tell them they are wrong. No doubt electricity rates will go up over time as our existing aging heritage assets need upgrades. However, the cost of developing export generation will not be connected to domestic rates!