Monday, September 12, 2011
Vancouver Sun: Campbell's Order of B.C. a 'slap in the face'
Tim Janzen of North Vancouver had his Letter to the Editor (below) published in Vancouver Sun on September 12, 2011. Tim is responding to this dingbat diatribe: Re: Gordon Campbell's Order of B.C. honour draws ire of critics, Sept. 6. More letters like Tim's, sent to many newspapers and blogs, will make the difference. I predict that the Campbell mistake will be rescinded before the formal investiture ceremony at Government House, Victoria, on October 4, 2011.
Readers object to Gordon Campbell's Order of B.C. for many reasons, including his handling of the BC Rail scandal and his impaired driving charge.
At first when I heard this I thought it to be a hoax, but to reward someone who is arguably the most unpopular premier in B.C. history an award such as this does nothing but diminish its value.
It makes me physically sick. It's bad enough he's our high commissioner in England, do we really deserve this slap in the face?
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From 2003 to 2008 Nominations were In January, selected by April or May and presented in June.
Past OBC Dates
Nominations Open January 29, 2003 May 13, 2003 selected
Awards will be presented in a ceremony at Government House on June 2
January 20, 2004
Nominations selected May 20, 2004, awarded June 16 at 1 p.m.
January 18, 2005
Nominations Open April 15, 2005 selected,awarded
June 29, 2005, at 1 p.m.
January 31, 2006
Nominations Open May 18, 2006,awarded June 22, 2006, at 1 p.m.
January 30, 2007
Nominations Open,selected May 28, 2007
awarded June 14, 2007, at 1 p.m.
January 13, 2008
Nominations Open, selected May 28, 2008
awarded June 26, 2008, at 1 p.m.
January 12, 2009
Nominations, selected August 24, 2009
awarded Sept. 16, 2009
March 15, 2010,selected August 6, 2010
awarded Oct. 21, 2010
Someone wrote a comment to the above Story "It appears that Chief Justice has reading comprehension problems which is most worrisome. On the Order of BC site:
it quite plainly states:
"There are a couple of exceptions.
Your nominee must not currently be an elected person with federal, provincial or municipal governments."
"Nominee' (not "Appointee" as he has tried to spin it) must NOT CURRENTLY be.....
Truth is Campbell was indeed 'currently' an elected official at the time of the nomination!
He cannot legally be awarded the OBC this year.
if you scroll down to
They have absolutely no class, no honour comprehension, think lies are what the public needs and seem hell bent on ruining the province for the benefit a select few.
By 2013, I can see that all BC Liberal MLA's will each need a police security detail to protect them from an irate public who is totally fed up with the corruption in the BC Legislature.
Campbell was in three terms, because, he lied and deceived his way, into two different election wins.
We also know, how corrupt justice is in BC too, we have seen that many times.
The BCR trial is one of the worst, sleaziest judicial injustices in all of Canada's history. So, I guess it is no real surprise, the Chief Justice would name Campbell.
Campbell has not one saving grace. He needs one credential, to have with him in England.
Both received the OBC. That is where the similarities end.
Off topic here, but did You know that Gordon Campbell was having renovations done on his and Nancy;s(snort snort) Half moon Bay home?
This was July 2011 8787 Redrooffs Road in idyllic Halfmoon Bay. The waterfront house is also getting new windows, exterior siding, a studio out-building and boathouse. It is the Sunshine Coast vacation property of ex-Premier Gordon Campbell and wife Nancy.
Unfortunately a Man died, Could They be fixing it up to sell?