Later this morning, Gordon Campbell is expected to meet with reporters to elaborate on his resignation. I hope some of them pursue this statement in his resignation address:
“I want to thank the exceptional workers of British Columbia’s public service who continue to lead Canada in so many different ways.”
Personally, I feel the Liberal party has been an abject disaster for public service workers in BC for this whole decade. Tearing up contracts, violating charter rights, contracting out and privatizing work, legislating wage rollbacks, enacting essential service legislation are all elements of hard core worker bashing.
For the premier to explicitly thank and commend public servants is galling. But then maybe he’s only referring to his spin team in the bloated Public Affairs Bureau.