Monday, April 19, 2010
Just like BC Rail ...
By Peter Ewart
Opinion 250 - April 19, 2010
... But there is something else that is eating away at the credibility of the government in regards to the HST. And that is the method by which it was brought in. It is here that the government is weakest, its arguments most feeble and illogical.
Prior to and during the provincial election in May of 2009, the Campbell government made no bones about it – BC Liberals were steadfastly against the HST. And the Liberals won the election ...
Just a couple of months later, BC voters woke up one day to hear this same Liberal government announce that ... it would, indeed, be bringing in the dreaded HST. All of this was done in such a tawdry, slipshod way - arrogance breeds its own clumsy style – as if the government knew that it would, once again, get away with, not just breaking, but smashing to smithereens another election promise.
Just like it got away with the controversial sale of BC Rail after promising – again, before an election – that it wouldn’t sell the railway. But history has its own cunning. Like that hornet’s nest under the pile of lumber in the backyard, the BC Rail scandal won’t disappear no matter how much water is squirted on it. In early May, the trial of the political aides charged with breach of trust is scheduled to begin, and who knows which government leader or minister could get stung by a soggy, wayward hornet ...
Peter Ewart's full column is HERE.
Perhaps a new coat-of-arms for the Campbell Gang featuring Mud Daubers instead of the usual lions and unicorns?
Mud Daubers on a swollen ... um, er ... hip?
There is a HST freight train speeding down the track...
Either get out of the way or prepare to be flattened, I wish it was a B.C. Rail freight train carrying the message!
Cheers-Eyes Wide Open
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