Monday, November 29, 2010

 

8 months later, Mark Hume of The Globe and Mail provides the first serious report from Big Media on the overthrow of a government

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BC's restructured [?] natural resources ministry causing shock waves
By Mark Hume
The Globe and Mail - Nov. 29, 201


Quote:

... The creation of the new department has triggered changes in many ministries, affecting thousands of government workers, causing some offices to disappear, while others break apart as staff are reassigned.

“It’s just been blown apart. We got some of the news last Tuesday. It was confirmed later in the week. The Research Branch of the BC Forest Service is being disbanded,” says one e-mail from an alarmed bureaucrat. He signed off with these words: “Still in shock.”

Read Mark's full article with two charts HERE.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mark-hume/bcs-restructured-natural-resources-ministry-causing-shock-waves/article1816798/

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Skookum1 comment:

Quoting Mark Hume:  "The good news is that a new premier will soon be in charge, and the NRO could soon go the way of the HST."


Whatever is he talking about? Because of the deal signed with the feds, the HST isn't going anywhere, even if the NDP take over and even if the HST referendum succeeds; short of a revolt against Ottawa's powers, that is, which certainly the people of British Columbia have a right to do, if in number and at the ballot....but will Harper even care? Or Ignatieff?

As for having a new leader soon, does he mean that it's likely that the new leader will ditch this NRO? We'd certainly hope so, but that line about "shaped by business interests" not only displays Campbell's true allegiance, rather than to either his party or the public interest, but also suggests that the clout may be too much for any new premier, of either major party, to resist.

An inquiry into the power of foreign investors over the planning and decision-making faculties of the current Premier and his cronies seems long overdue. It's almost like we need a political-donations version of FIRA.....

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Comments:
Wouldn't this kind of change in Govt normally go through the legislature, with debates, etc?
 
I'm not logged in at the Globe, so I'll make my comment here:

The good news is that a new premier will soon be in charge, and the NRO could soon go the way of the HST.

Whatever is he talking about? Because of the deal signed with the feds, the HST isn't going anywhere, even if the NDP take over and even if the HST referendum succeeds; short of a revolt against Ottawa's powers, that is, which certainly the people of British Columbia have a right to do, if in number and at the ballot....but will Harper even care? Or Ignatieff?

As for having a new leader soon, does he mean that it's likely that the new leader will ditch this NRO? We'd certainly hope so, but that line about "shaped by business interests" not only displays Campbell's true allegiance, rather than to either his party or the public interest, but also suggests that the clout may be too much for any new premier, of either major party, to resist.

An inquiry into the power of foreign investors over the planning and decision-making faculties of the current Premier and his cronies seems long overdue. It's almost like we need a political-donations version of FIRA.....
 
Me thinks this is why Herr Dick Tator quit, but not really. The quitting part to help oppose the fight HST forces and the not leaving part to tear apart the last bit of BC that is left. What an asshole.


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