Let’s try this again…
Last weekend, I blogged about the creation of a donations page to support the work on my site. Within moments of receiving the first two donations, my Paypal account was restricted after being reported fraudulent. 3 days later my account has been unlocked and is again securely able to take donations. Should you wish to support ongoing work on my site, you can head over to the Donate page which will remain at the top of my site until I win the Lotto 649 ( of course, I guess I would have to buy a ticket first), or discover a gold vein in my garden. :) http://lailayuile.com/donate/
In other breaking news, Mike de Jong confirms there will be no fall sitting of the legislature, and that ‘MLA’s duties do not begin and end in the legislature’.
While that might be true to some extent , the legislature is where democracy happens in action. It is where bills and legislation are brought forward, debated and passed. It is were the ruling government can be held in face to face accountability for their actions and the actions of those under them. And it is where you, the voter, expected our elected representatives to represent you. Only with the liberals, that doesn’t happen very often.
Ironically, the news comes only a couple days prior to last years announcement that the fall session of the legislature wouldn’t be sitting either, which happened on September 13th, 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/09/13/bc-no-fall-legislature-sitting.html
And of course… that happened in the fall of 2008 as well… under Campbell, so as much as Ms. Clark tries to define herself as being very different from him, in the end they both have a pattern of working hard to withhold democratic process from voters in British Columbia. http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/13/the-absentee-b-c-legislature/
Ah well, they say you get what you pay for, only in this case, taxpayers seem to be left paying for MLA’s that can’t effectively do their jobs. Can you say, refund? Can we expect the government to roll back wages on MLA’s and legislative staff, since there is no fall sitting?
Not likely. Looks like I will have more time to write than ever with no legislative antics to cover this fall.
On the docket for stories here on my site in the coming weeks:
- More revelations on Translinks activities and expenditures to make you shake your head.
- some surprising documentation on foreign workers in Canada
- the third installment in the Playing with the Dragon series, that is certain to knock your socks off.
Again, a very sincere thank you to those who have already supported my work by sharing, tweeting, and facebooking links far and wide – and to those who so generously donated already. With your support, I hope to be able to continue writing for years to come!