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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Christy Cluck Cluck Clark Dancing a Jig in Estimate Debates.(The Blame Game)

Well well well, most British Columbians were escaping reality watching the Canucks play hockey, I was interested in the estimate debates for the office of Christy cluck cluck Clark premier, the big showdown, Adrian Dix versus Christy Gordon Campbell Clark, the session started with a fake families first speech from the cluckster, other than that nothing changed, the same non-answers and the same bullshit, the only difference was the lies were coming from Christy rather than Gordo....

Adrian Dix started on Christy over the nearly $3 million dollars in severance pay paid to Gordon Campbell`s political appointees, including Paul Taylor who received $154 thousand dollars in severance after 5 months of employment, also Lara Dauphinee, Martyn Brown, Seckle, all of the usual suspects, Dix also asked how much Christy Clark was paying her media appointees, Rebbecca Scott from CKNW($150 K)...Chris Olsen(From Olsen on your side) $140k..When Adrian Dix tried to get Christy to explain why she couldn`t place Campbell`s appointees in Government somewhere and give them notice of termination and save the taxpayers $millions, Christy Clark responded with..."She wanted change" snip....Apparently Campbell`s political appointees wanted change too...$3 million dollars worth of change or they would start talking...

Adrain Dix also tried to pin Christy Clark down on the north coast oil tanker ban, Christy Clark waffled but in her waffling Christy Clark confirmed that not only is she in favour of the Enbridge pipeline but she`s also in favour of increased tanker traffic everywhere in BC, Clark is also wanting Fish lake destroyed and the Fraser river watershed damaged, environmental damage means nothing to Christy Clark.

The second half of the estimate debate for the office of the premier got quite interesting, at least too this political junkie....If you are not aware, the Federal Government in July will announce who will receive/win a lucrative multi-$billion multi decade military ship building contract, the ship building contract has been in the public for almost 2 years now, in fact the Nova Scotia and Quebec Governments with their ship building industries have not been asleep at the wheel, they have lobby groups in Ottawa, those 2 Provinces have been actively pursuing these lucrative contracts for 2 years now, Adrian Dix and the BC NDP have been since April/2010 lobbying Ottawa for these ship building union jobs, that`s right folks, the BC NDP have been fighting for these jobs for over a year now,.....Why is this relevant, the answer is simple, ever since Gordon Campbell and ALL BC Liberals broke their 1000th promise and stabbed us in the back with news of a $4 billion dollar deficit and a new $2 billion dollar consumer/middle class tax they have not performed....

The BC Liberals were so busy trying to CON BCers about the HST, so busy fighting recalls, fighting petitions, BC Rail, the Basi/Virk scandal, 30,000 lost jobs, the BC Liberals have been so busy lying and defending their crimes, so preoccupied with manipulating the public, so involved with Gordon Campbell`s disasterous shuffling of ministries and cabinet shuffles that the BC Government has been asleep at the switch and the business of BC has swirled the toilet bowl....So anyway, Adrian Dix was asking what the BC Government would do to help secure these lucrative ship building jobs, what have they done, when, where, who, Christy Clark had no answers and what the Cluck cluck said next was astonishing and so Gordon Campbell like, so like the BC PAB machine with their silly media games.....

Christy Clark said to Adrian Dix and I quote...

"Is the leader of the opposition going to ask his NDP brothers, after all, they`re all the same, to support B.C. getting the ship building contract, the NDP are now a Quebec based political party and could make the difference in BC getting the contract"

Cluck cluck went on with this line of attack, hear me out people, Christy Clark was asserting and testing a new line of attack, the BC Liberals are going to blame the Federal NDP(and the BC NDP) if BC doesn`t get the lucrative Federal contract, .....The BC Liberals since July 2009 and their latest betrayals let the Province go ungoverned, so busy have they been trying to save their own skin that Seaspan(vying for the ship building contract)...That Seaspan approached the opposition NDP for help in securing a contract, ......After all, they are good UNION paying jobs...

We all know that we have defective gas guzzling German built ferries sitting tied to the dock, we all know that the BC Liberals tried, and are still trying to destroy all unions and collective bargaining, our shipyards almost completely vanished under the BC Liberals.....So while Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen along with a compliant media have been so busy trying to save their corrupt political lives that the ship building contract drifted away, no one was at the controls....But for the BC Liberals trying to blame the Federal NDP and the BC NDP for losing the bid is sick, very very sick and such a pathetic stretch......Quebec and Nova Scotia have been for 2 years pursuing these contracts for their Province....

And for Christy Clark to demand that Adrian Dix  tell his Federal counterparts in Quebec and Nova Scotia to abandon their Province and promote the province of BC for the ship building contracts....Are you kidding me!...

What kind of game is that, are not Quebec politicians, Ontario politicians, East coast politicians supposed to support their own Province, of course they are, obviously the BC Liberal PAB are testing out another excuse and attempting to blame the upstart Federal NDP and the BC NDP for the BC Liberal`s failure to run a Province or support a BC industry when the ship building contract goes elsewhere,......Will the BC Liberal PAB ever stop, will the media in BC finally start laughing, the HST, ....Cluck cluck is counting on the media to promote her assertion that the BC NDP want a 12% tax and they want a 10% tax...The so-called fix that won`t happen until 2014...Actually it will never happen...

I have to give Adrian Dix credit, he knows his file, he`s a policy hawk, .....Christy Clark in her attempt to link BC losing a ship building contract with the NDP, Adrian Dix fired back at Christy Clark and reminded her to lobby HER political Federal Liberal party to lobby Ottawa for British Columbia, Dix also threw a jab and reminded Christy Clark about the mere 10% of the BC vote the Federal Liberals received....It was good for a laugh,.....After Christy Clark started in on the Federal NDP and kept mentioning how the NDP are now a Quebec party Adrian Dix pulled the BC Rail Basi/Virk card, he asked about the payoff, about the decision, it was then that Christy Clark started in with eers and ums and her shoulders started to slump, she was clearly uncomfortable and refused to answer questions and kept repeating her non-answers...

So after a couple of hours of estimate debates with Christy Clark we learned....She is in favour of Enbridge, Christy Clark wants super oil tankers all over the coast, when BC Loses the ship building contract(because BC was asleep and hiding)Christy Clark will blame both the Federal and provincial NDP, we also learned that it was Christy Clark who ordered a review of the indemnity clause but made sure the Basi/Virk decision is not part of the review...That part is really funny, Clark orders a review of the indemnity policy, as Adrian Dix pointed out, as I pointed out in the past, there is nothing wrong with the indemnity clause, the BC Liberals BROKE THE INDEMNITY LAW....The indemnity law states....If Government officials are sued and innocent their legal fees are paid for but if they are found guilty of breaking the public trust or breaking the law they have to pay their own legal fees....There is nothing wrong with the indemnity policy, the BC Liberals broke the policy, the BC Liberals have ordered a review of the policy but excluded the one and only case where Government broke the policy...Boy oh boy... Christy Clark turned into a shrinking violet when the questions got tough.

Christy Clark, born to lie, born to cheat, born to be a BC Liberal, no change, no new sensation, same old Gordon Campbell only wearing a shirt!

Here is a link that will take you to the estimate debate for the office of the premier...Watch Clark defend oil tankers, watch Clark blame the Federal NDP over the pending loss of the ship building contract, watch Clark squirm like a worm when the subject turned BC Rail...Enjoy the broadcast!

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

10 comments:

JonH said...

Wow!, that broadcast shows exactly how morally and politicaly bankrupt the BC Liberals really are. I would laugh if it wasn't so sickening.

Anonymous said...

I think Grant. If Harper has any input in the ship building contract. BC and Quebec will lose out. Neither province supported Harper. He is as, arrogant and vindictive as his buddy Campbell is.

The Enbridge pipeline and the dirty Chisese oil tankers, was a done deal before Christy was even on the scene. Harper and Campbell worked on drilling oil and gas wells, off BC's coast as well. So expect that too.

Prosperity mine expansion was also a done deal. Harper left the back door open, the expansion could be, reapplied for. Christy has no hand in the future of BC what-so-ever.

Harper and Campbell are both dictating control freaks. There is no way they would trust Christy, to handle any of those, crucial plots, because, she isn't capable. Harper and Campbell don't give a rats ass about Christy. All Harper and Campbell are after is, to thieve BC's vast natural resources.

Christy has no control over any of BC's assets and resources. Campbell thieved and sold, everything he laid his hands on. What's left? Our oil and gas fields are owned by the giant corporations, Campbell and Harper work for. Same with our timber, mines, HST, BCR, all for big business. Christy is insignificant to Harper and Campbell, every thing of value in BC has already been thieved. So now Christy only has to play at being premier.

Anonymous said...

It is astonishing that a politician who claims to be family first is staggeringly anti-environment and so damn soft on crime!
Can't wait for a snap election this fall!

Hugh said...

Grant, thanks for writing about this, I find it more interesting than hockey.

What's going on is mind-boggling. Fer example, they were talking about exporting more natural gas from BC to Asia. Presumably, some will be used to generate electricity.

We can't do that here, since Burrard Thermal is not to be used.

And, the BC Govt makes schools and hospitals buy carbon offsets to meet emission targets, the money going to private companies.

While BC exports coal to China, where it is used to make steel and generate electricity?

Huh? I'm confused.

Crankypants said...

As I stated back when Christy first announced her candidacy for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party, she will be the best thing ever invented for the BC NDP as well as the BC Conservatives etc.

The only thing that she is good at is running off at the mouth. I listened to her show on CKNW often enough to realize that while she was great at flapping her gums, her grasp of most subjects were minimal at best. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that Gordon Campbell was relieved when she packed it in when she did.

She may have been able to sign up enough new members to gain the leadership of the Liberals, but when it comes to the next provincial election, that luxury will not be there for her. I also suspect that there will be some defections from the Libs to the Conservatives, especially if John Cummins gets his act together.

Many seem to think that she is Gordon Campbell in a skirt, but I think that she more resembles the likes of Harry Bloy, which is probably the reason he stood by her candidacy in the leadership campaign and she repaid him by making him the laughing stock of her administration. I'm sorry, I meant a cabinet minister. Hell, I think that they are political soulmates, and found each other without the aid of E-Harmony. Who knew!

Cam

Grant G said...

And Vaughn Palmer in his latest column agrees with you..And so do I!

Thanks Cam

Anonymous said...

video broadcast not working what was exact time and day of said broadcast?

Grant G said...

Here is Hansard..

https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/39th-parliament/3rd-session/H10602a

Grant G said...

https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/39th-parliament/2nd-session/H00601a

https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/39th-parliament/3rd-session/H10601p

https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/39th-parliament/3rd-session/H10602p

Grant G said...

Click to those links, then click committee a video in top left corner...

Cheers