(Pictured above, from left to right....Bob Rennie..Pamela Martin(Trillion dollars LNG tweeter) Cynical Christy Clark and the now disgraced and resigned Harry Bloy..)
Start by watching above question period video.
Written by Grant G
Graft, corruption, thy name is Christy Clark, leader of the scofflaw gang known as BC Liberals...
That's not an actual quote by Christy Clark, but it should be......
Cynical and IMO corrupt....Christy Clark in 2002 as Education Minister brought in illegal legislation stripping teachers of basic working rights, Clark's draconian legislation also stripped resources from children...in 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada rebuked Christy Clark and ordered a return to the original contract language.....15 years and 10's of millions of taxpayer dollars spent by BC Liberals and Christy Clark only to ultimately lose.....the cost, although substantial it pales to the damage done to our neediest children, those with special needs, those requiring specialized training and tutoring...The weakest and neediest children among us left to fall through the cracks for 15 years...
That cost can't be measured in dollars and cents, parents, families and peers paid that ultimate price with buckets of tears..
The title of this post, what does the education file have to do with corruption and real estate? everything....after Gordon Campbell was elected in 2001 and reneged on most of his 2001 election promises(I won't tear up contracts...I won;t sell BC Rail...etc etc etc) the BC Liberals heading into election 2005 were not assured victory, the promises made by the party of cynical were thick, and, as almost always, went unfulfilled... promise any and everything to get elected...
Christy Clark as education minister in 2002 to 2004(and deputy premier) promised much..including a school, a new school for Burke Mountain in Coquitlam...but, BC Liberals don't build schools, they shutter schools, close schools, the only time BC Liberals build schools or promise to build schools is when unbearable conditions exist and or it is politically important to do so, such as when a electoral riding could be lost, or not won without appeasing the community with visions of happy children attending a newly built school...
However, breaking school funding announcements is old school tactics for Christy Clark Liberals.
In 2002 Christy Clark promised her government would build a new Burke Mountain school, and as of 2015 there was still no new Burke Mountain school built, or under construction...but the school is coming, getting built for real this time...so what changed, why the imperative now for new Burke Mountain schools?
Cynical Christy Clark, real estate expert, deal maker, BC Liberal party fund raiser extraordinaire..
Christy Clark Liberals use real estate and real estate deals in two distinct ways....BC Liberal Government sold off provincial real estate assets to help them balance the budget, in this case, the 2013/2014 going into the last provincial election budget....The second way Christy Clark Liberals use real estate is to generate vast amounts of cash that goes directly to the party, including money to pay for Christy Clark's $60 thousand dollar cash stipend she received from the donor money going to the BC Liberal Party.....$millions of dollars flowing to Christy Clark's political party, $millions of dollars given to the BC Liberals by real estate developers, construction companies and mega builders...$millions and $millions..
Here is what Lindsay Kine of the Times Colonist wrote back in April 2015...
Senior bureaucrats were under intense pressure in 2013 to quickly sell off Crown properties in Victoria and elsewhere in order to balance the B.C. Liberals’ election-year budget, government emails show.
Diane Strandberg / Tri City News
November 30, 2015 01:07 PM
While officials at the meeting were suggesting the announcement on Tuesday was a cause for celebration, it wasn’t quite the view for some parents.
During a question period portion, district officials were grilled over the timelines presented for the schools, and what would be done in the meantime to deal with issues like the lack of bus service for kids.
Nicole Jones is a parent and has lived in the Smiling Creek area of Burke Mountain for seven years.
Her daughter is five years old, and based on the timeline presented, she may only get a couple years in the new elementary school, but will likely miss out on the middle and high school.
“It’s not good timing,” Jones told the Tri-Cities NOW at the meeting.
While the mom is glad to see progress, she questions why the district took so long to get to this point.
Lesley Lee and her family also live on Burke Mountain and helped organize the group that pushed for the meeting with the district.
She too is concerned with the timelines, and feels there are still more questions that need to be answered.
Lee is also hoping for a solution to the bus issue in the meantime while the schools are being built.
SD43 officials noted there would be no school bus service to Burke Mountain for the next school year, but beyond 2016 the issue would be considered on an annual basis.
“I find that hard to accept,” Lee said.
SD43 Board chair Judy Shirra hailed the agreements and the securing of land as “unprecedented,” adding it now allows the district to expedite the process to build the new schools.
“Securing the land puts us on the fast track to actually get them [the schools] built,” she said.
The developers behind Vancouver’s Trump Tower, the Holborn Group, donated $25,000 to the BC Liberals last year and its sister company, TA Management, gave $25,000. Both companies are part of Malaysian-based TA Global.
Since 2005, property developers have donated more than $10.7 million to the BC Liberals (including $1.55 million in personal donations), or roughly 10% of the party’s total $107.8-million haul.
So, Rich Coleman appoints Christy Clark's chief 2013 election financier Bob Rennie to the Chair of BC Housing....while there Vancouver City employee in the Real Estate division Michael Flanagan and Bob Rennie collude(IMO) to provide a private builder with an initial loan for a project on Richards Street to develop property that may contain some social housing, a no-competition deal....and shortly after Bob Rennie leaves BC Housing the Ministry of BC Housing cancels the initial $36.2 million dollar interest free loan and creates a new loan for $39 million for a property at 508 Helmcken road.......There is no social housing at that site, it's a luxury condo site...
Brenhill Developments Limited is a wealthy company, they didn't need a leg-up, they didn't need a no interest loan....Bob Rennie is very wealthy too...
However, when you save a construction development company $millions in interest charges you are pretty much guaranteed the $$$$ Largess will continue to flow to the abiding Government(also known as BC Liberals)....
There is no social housing at 508 Helmcken. The 2016 mortgage was issued only to finance the luxury tower known as “8X8 ON THE PARK”. This is a development with only market housing. The 2014 loan feature set in place the pre-approval for a new mortgage elsewhere at the market only site. Brenhill executed the original loan on March 17, 2014. Financing disclosures have been misleading by BC Housing and the City of Vancouver who together arranged the financing for the luxury condos. The multi million dollar real estate listing for these condos was then exclusively contracted to one company by the new owner. That company is controlled by Bob Rennie who has been a chief fundraiser of both the BC Liberals and Vancouver Vision.
Now.....David Eby and John Horgan are attempting to get to the bottom of this apparent crime...Little chance anything will come of this before the election...
This whole sordid affair is not only unethical, not only was this activity abetted by the BC Government, an illegal activity that was fueling an out of control real estate market....
This is a crime committed, Bob Rennie...Michael Flanagan.....Bob Rennie appointed to a position of trust by Rich Coleman....Bob Rennie, a multi millionaire and Christy Clark's chief fundraiser and personal friend....This crime leads to premier Clark's desk...And Who was in charge of BC Housing Ministry?...Bob Rennie...No, Ministry of Housing is Rich Coleman's Ministry..
Rich Coleman had to know, Christy Clark had to know....The RCMP need to be called in on this BC Liberal Government scandal..
That's not an actual quote by Christy Clark, but it should be......
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Election is coming folks....regardless of how you feel about the NDP....BC Liberals have been in power too long, the corruption and bad governance is blatant...if you reward these BC Liberals another term......it's like giving carte blanche permission to carry on robbing, stealing and governing for the benefit of the wealthy few....
When is it enough...? May9th 2017...go out and vote!