Looks like the BC Liberals are attempting again to alter society, more social engineering, Gordon Campbell`s and Rich Coleman`s smart meters, it was in BC Hydro`s service plan, real time billing, meaning this, when kids get home from school, when moms are cooking dinner and dads are relaxing while watching TV, resting up from a hard day`s work..
Extra premium charges for electricity, for those who complained over prime-time real-time billing, these creatures inhabiting Victoria told those complainers to buy automated appliances that can be turned on in wee hours of morning, burn electricity at off peak hours, all well and fine in a BC Liberal fantasy world, most live in a 9 to 5 world, social engineering the public to operate after midnight was and is so insulting, people won`t change, the bottom line is hydro rates would rise, families will pay more, parents won`t change their electrical usage patterns and this BC Liberal Government knew that, it`s a cash grab...
And now George Abbot is again attempting to social engineer families and children, School years were structured with summers off for several reasons, at one time when family farms dotted the landscape summer was harvest time, farmers needed their children to assist in reaping what they have sewn, there`s also the issue of scorching heat, ever been to Kelowna in August...
This BC Liberal assault on the school year is so poorly thought out it boggles the mind, clearly Christy Clark is attempting to create a wedge issue, she`s also continuing her own personal war against teachers...Cost to schooling will rise, schools will need air conditioning, more janitorial costs, more school crossing guards and so many more costs related to this ridiculous idea..
First off, the children won`t receive more teaching hours, all that will happen is students will be taking 2 months of holidays through the year, 2 months of holidays slicing up the already sliced up schooling year..
Here`s a list of major concerns that this Government has failed to consider, costs will mount for families as now parents will have to arrange year round day care..
Students will barely get into the flow of routine when another mid year week long holiday will arrive, 3 weeks on, 1 week off, all year long..
Summer camps is big business, these businesses will get slaughtered as there will be no summer camp, our provincial parks will be empty, summer is the time of parks and camping, this move will affect BC`s domestic tourism industry in a bad way, it will affect BC Ferries in a negative way
Students getting summer jobs, students getting summer jobs to pay for secondary education, employers won`t like this one bit, wealthy parent won`t like this either as they can afford long vacations, there will be a huge rise in days missed by students, and think about this..
Those high and rising hydro rates, in summer children are outside, look at how rainy BC springs are, how cold this spring was, British Columbia is a rain forest, now children will be at home in the fall, the spring, 3 weeks in school, 1 week off, kids will be at home burning electricity, on their computers, lights on, cooking food, costs to families will rise and believe it or not there are still some family farms that rely on their children assisting with harvesting..
And what of other provinces and inter-provincial student activities, tournaments, other provinces that aren`t engaged in social engineering, unless the model was adopted North America wide it`s foolish folly...What about the PNE and other summer events that require 2 months worth of children spending to survive..
There are so many more problems with this idea, I would really like to hear your views on this, personally, this appears more like political shenanigans and wedge hunting than good policy..
Actually, this is Christy Clark and George Abbott poking a stick at teachers...
This won`t garner votes it will anger many..
And you know what happens when you poke a stick into a hornet`s nest..
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