Category Archives: Christy Clark

We Must Completely Obliterate the BC Liberal Party

School Earthquake Drill During an earthquake drill

The provincial government has told the Vancouver School Board it will not fund any more seismic upgrades unless it agrees to close schools.

Source: Some parents fuming over BC Ministry of Education decision – NEWS 1130

What kind of premier threatens to withhold seismic upgrading funds until the school board closes schools?

What kind of person does that.

Is it blackmail? A slow motion hostage-taking?

What kind of analogy could you come up with to rationalize this?

I’m at a loss.

This is a new level of disturbing, even for the BC Liberals.

So. Go read the title again.

Where Are Our Leaders?

Vancouver is all but obscured in this satellite image
Vancouver is all but obscured in this satellite image

It’s fire time in BC.

Real leadership means speaking the words, recognizing facts and realities for people, and saying leader-y kinds of things like empathic comments that reflect understanding, like an acknowledgement that things are changing thus making BC more vulnerable to this huge fire risk, like we have many smart people exploring risks and coming up with plans to make sure this will happen less in the future.

Instead, we have no leaders. They’re silent, on vacation or while in the city [Harper], living the contemptuous life of having so little respect for citizens that they simply refuse to speak about Canadians’ lives and real, imminent fears of forest fires and air quality crises.

October 19, my fellow citizens. That’s when we #HeaveSteve, and two years later in BC.

Reject the Slow Motion Privatization of K-12 in BC

Privatizing education in BC has been largely subtle and hidden. Absurd conflicts like this below [Restricted Vancouver playground access sparks angry exchange between [PRIVATE!] school principal, parent] help the general public see what’s actually been going on for a long time with private schools. Mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine. Not ours. This is unacceptable!

Note the editor conspicuously omitted the word “private” from the headline’s description of this school principal. Spin alert!

And why have we given a free pass to the premier for sending her child to a private school? That’s not an indictment of the public school system, it’s an indictment of her job as a public servant.

Enough!

A dispute over neighbourhood children being denied access to a private school playground in North Vancouver has sparked an angry exchange between one parent and the school principal that ended up on YouTube.

Anne Fisher is outraged that the private school, which leased the former public school in 2010 including the playground which the community had fundraised to build, won’t let other children from the neighbourhood on the grounds during the day.

via Restricted Vancouver playground access sparks angry exchange between school principal, parent – Yahoo News Canada.

Restricted Vancouver playground access sparks angry exchange between school principal, parent