Or not ! I watched, I laughed, I noticed how much he was swallowing and at one point I’m pretty sure I saw some spit on his lip he seemed so… anxious? Sure, that’s a good word. Anxiously hoping the people of BC will willingly grab for the crumbs he tossed out there.
That’s all I have to say about that, so let me share with you this letter I received from a reader who was so angry, this email was the result – and she is professional woman who does not generally one for swearing :
Did you see that speech?
What a lying sack of crap with mushrooms growing out of it.
Bribe, bribe, bribe. The cuts and education commitments should have happened because it is the
right f******g thing to do, not because his popularity rating is dropping like an anvil.
I am spitting mad. Does he really take us for whores? That we will like him because he is going to us a 15% discount for being screwed?
He won’t allow his coffers to go without that loss of taxpayer revenue so what area will he increase to off set the bribe?
How could he not know about the economic melt down, that supposedly came as a surprise to him? I knew something awful was going to happen in the fall of 2006, and I don’t have a fleet of advisors that hold MBA’s (likely the arseholes who thought up the subprime b***s**t).
Still no mention about raising the min wage.
Telling singles mothers that he was raised by a single Mum. How tough it was for his Mum to raise 4 kids on a secretary’s salary. If that memory was as strong as he spouts than a commitment to protect kids would have been evident long before now.
( there would be ) More housing for low income parents. More subsidies for kids wanting to be involved in sports.
You know, Premier we laugh at folks like you who try to tell us that you come from where we are right now.
History just reminds of the path one used to walk. It is void of the hunger pains, and the emotion associated with panic on what to do next. Your struggling Mum likely hid from you what kept her up at night. She likely hid from you the sacrifices she made so that you could have a treat once a month.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA what single Mum’s go through.
No, I am truly sorry, Premier. You have spent the majority of your term catering to business at the expense of everything else. The same big businesses who, with your help, have bloated their profit margins. Retail prices have increased. Rents have increased.
Businesses have earned historical record profits and why shouldn’t they when wages have not kept pace for 2 decades.
Nope, sorry-he has to go and be a great example to the rest of them.
Wow. Brava !!
On that note, I am happy to report that I am busy confirming and researching new developments in the Sea to Sky shadow toll story that are taking a bit longer than hoped, due to time changes, etc. but that I did receive a further statement from the MOT last night( yes, last night) who replied to the following email:
Thank you for the speedy reply, but can you explain why Macquarie, a member of S2S, and party to the agreement, among others – whom I have documentation for and have confirmed the source of the information – have repeatedly used the Sea to Sky as a case example with Shadow tolls as a highlight of the payment arrangements ?
Subject: Re: Comment or statement from the minister or yourself.
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:54:07 -0700
I can’t speak for your source, Laila, so best for him/her to explain themselves. What I can confirm unequivocally though, is that there are no shadow tolls on the S2S. Further, every detail about the payments to the concessionaire are in the agreement that’s posted publicly, and has been reviewed by the OAG.
So, of course I have sent off an email asking where – since the mot states all the details are in that publicly posted agreement – I can find the annex’s referred to in the agreement, that are not, and have not been attached to that agreement posted on their site.
Stay tuned…. Clearly, the MOT is being evasive and have not answered my question about Macquarie. They are making this about semantics. More later as international time differences allow me to continue…