The BCMA’s Balderdash and Christy Clark’s Confederation Confusion…
It never ends…
Some days I have to wonder how you people get any honest news without sites like Harvey Oberfeld’s, Norm Farrell’s Ian Reid ‘s or Bill Tieleman’s…
How on earth did we get to this point? The lies and the spin fed you, are so thick and weepy, it boggles my mind. Late last night, I was out walking the perimeter of the golf course across the street from where I’m staying for the next few days. I’ve got a lot on my mind and I couldn’t sleep. Instead of stopping to take in the breathtaking majesty of this province; the rolling hills and the forever lovely wafts of lavender, even late at night, I couldn’t help but think about our sad state of affairs and how truly, unquestionably impoverished we are at the political level. People are so immune to the contemptible lies, that I really have to pinch myself sometimes, just so I don’t think I’m living a nightmare all the time…
Honestly, where to begin with the outright manipulation and dishonesty?
The BCMA–that has turned into as big a joke as the BCTF, would like you to know that “a majority” of BC doctors back the new agreement with the corrupt government disgracing you in Victoria.
Mr. Alan Seckel, QC, of BC Rail/Basi-Virk settlement scandal fame, would like all of you to know how overwhelming the support for this agreement was.
And to do this, Mr. Seckel lied his derriere off to the extent that he may need an ass transplant. What a load!
Pay attention, please:
There are 11,000 doctors in British Columbia. Just over 4,000 of them have elected NOT to be members of the BCMA (that, in and of itself is telling)–regardless of the “dues” being taken from each. So, 36% of this province’s doctors refuse to be members of the BCMA.
In this recent vote to approve the latest contract with Victoria, these “non-members” were NOT ALLOWED to vote–even though their dues are extracted from them. Therefore, one third of the province’s doctors were not permitted to express their views on the deal.
Sound Draconian enough? Wait, there’s more.
Of those who voted, a mere 2800 doctors voted to support the deal. 2800?! That’s 25% of the number of doctors in this province that voted to support this deal. And yet you have Mr. Seckel as CEO of the BCMA and that fool Mike deJong, who continues to disgrace his position as Minister of Health, heralding the results as a “majority” of doctors approving the transaction!
What a sweeping success! Unbelievable! These are growing men, with educations, that are telling these lies!!!
This is reminiscent of the BCTF some years ago, reporting to us that “85%” of their membership voted against standardized testing in public schools–when, in fact, only 34% of their membership even bothered to show up and vote!
But back to the BCMA…how does an organization that’s responsible for the administration of $4,000,000,000 of YOUR TAX DOLLARS, allow for the votes to be counted under the sole purview of the CEO himself? Seckel’s employment is based on the vote swinging in support of the government who got him the job!
An absolute outrage!
Can you say, ‘The fix is in’? You can? Good, because it is where the BCMA is concerned. It would be bad enough if they couldn’t simply do the math and wouldn’t tell you of how more “members” stayed away than those voting in favour, but that they just brazenly lie about it, all while Minister deDunce just stands there all smiles…what a complete joke!
Of course…this brings us to the Premier and her duncity over the pipeline…
Honestly, with every week that passes, I just don’t know how there is anyone STUPID enough in this province to believe anything she says, or that isn’t embarrassed by her pitiful performance.
She’s now in a pissing match with Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Gawd!
Redford really should have known better than accusing Christy of tinkering with Confederation formulas–this, after the Dummy audaciously demanded that Redford go out and get BC a better deal on the Enbridge proposition. Clark is incapable of spelling Confederation, much less trying to change it! If it wasn’t embarrassing enough to bear witness to this shrill catfight, watching Clark trying to stick handle this most important national file, was truly the limit.
Her response to Redford? Oh, that it was, in fact, the Premier of Alberta who was toying with Confederation! Ugh! Clark is insufferable! She can’t even understand the file at it’s most basic level.
How much more obvious does it need to be that Christy Clark is utterly unqualified to be Premier? Apart from the obvious temerity (there’s that word again Christy, notice the correct usage) of her bitching about Alberta needing to do BC’s job for us, that Clark went so far as to suggest she’s “fighting for our province” made me glad I didn’t read those words after a full meal.
What a dimwit! She honestly thinks that gripping some fleeting populist sentiment is going to change anything on this file? Can she be this stupid?
This requires the deftness and intelligence of a Norman Spector or Jerry Lampert. Alas, both are long gone from the Premier’s Office, but you can’t negotiate such a major transaction when complaining that the Legislature’s commissary is out of your favorite bubble gum.
Mind you, just as she did during the sale of BC Rail, Clark can play both sides for as long as she likes…if keeping happy her former Enbridge consultant Chief of Staff Ken Boessenkool (and his friends) doesn’t work–after repeatedly saying the (pipe) dream of the pipeline will come to pass, she can always start advocating for rail car transportation of that bitumen from the Tar Sands…
CN are the go to company in this province for such an endeavor. And BC Rail winning bidder CN is controlled by?
Gordon Campbell close friend and Christy Clark bagman and fellow federal Liberal, David McLean.
Lovely…let’s keep it all in the family, shall we?
Weep for this place, weep…
NOTE: I’m pulling the BC Rail piece for now. It’s simply an issue of timing. CKNW’s BC Rail/Basi-Virk documentary by Bob Mackin is on the way. Let’s enjoy that first. Bob has promised to let me know when that’ll air.
More on the way.