Wednesday, February 16, 2011
BC Rail in the BC Legislature ... !
E.M reports ...
Dawn Black (Leader of the opposition)spoke Today:
The throne speech powerfully demonstrates the drift of this government. The B.C. Liberals have been running on empty for months. The government is tired. It's lost touch; it's unsure of what to do next. This House has been adjourned for eight months. Critical issues have been ignored, and the throne speech failed to address any of them.
Even more troubling, the B.C. Liberals don't seem to know right from wrong — 6 million taxpayer dollars for Liberal insiders convicted of corruption — $6 million, $6 million. A growing dirty tricks and election expense scandal involving the former Solicitor General and key campaign operatives installed, no doubt, by Liberal headquarters. More unanswered questions about B.C. Rail, the B.C. Rail corruption scandal, that touch on the credibility of at least two Liberal leadership candidates.
(And it was said that the Budget reduced Crown Prosecutors coincidentally by 6 MILLION!!!!)
"There are no reasons why this House needs to only sit for four days. There are all sorts of issues that need to be looked at. We need to get to the bottom of the B.C. Rail scandal. That needs to be addressed. Those questions that we have waited eight years to ask could be addressed as we continue. .......BC Hansard
... E.M. continues: I mentioned 6 million reduced from Crown Prosecutors
NDP Rustad said "But today's budget shows that the government just doesn't get it. There might not be any better example of that than the fact that this budget cut funding for Crown prosecutors by $6 million. So while the government found $6 million to pay the legal fees of two former political aides and shut down the B.C. Rail trial, they've cut the very budget for going after violent criminals in order to keep our streets safe. On top of that, they've cut court services by $9 million.