Gordon Campbell demonstrates – again – the value of being a good friend. To Phil Hochstein.
Yes, that Phil Hochstein. President of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC.
From the Journal of Commerce :
February 7, 2011
Philip Hochstein’s Port Metro Vancouver Authority board appointment stirs controversy
The B.C. government’s appointment of the president of the provincial open shop contractors association to the Port Metro Vancouver Board is being viewed by some as political patronage.
Philip Hochstein was appointed to the board just prior to the departure of Premier Gordon Campbell.
“This is Campbell, on the way out the door, giving an appointment to a good friend,” said Tom Sigurdson, the executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council.
“A Friday afternoon press release by the government is usually because they don’t want people to pay attention, which smacks of political patronage.”
No…. Really? Political patronage? Geesh.
On that note, Norman Farrell has finally located a complete copy of the BC Liberals 2001 Platform document – A Era For British Columbia. As Norman states, ” it makes interesting reading,particularly parts that promise… ” Well, you’ll have just have to go read the damn thing yourself. Frankly, I nearly split a gut laughing when I read it. No wonder Norman could only find a complete copy of it in the University of Laval, Quebec…. Check it out HERE.
Spread the news and discuss while I get todays post ready. See you in a bit!