Unfortunately… the vast majority of BC Liberals in office have no clue what they really value, so they do have a hard time making decisions…. case in point: this extremely stupid and assinine expenditure detailed by Jonathan Fowlie of the Vancouver Sun…. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Liberals+planned+promote+with+iPad+giveaway/6070263/story.html
“Obtained by The Vancouver Sun after a 19-month battle under the Freedom of Information Act, draft copies of the pamphlet contain a large image of the Olympic flame on the cover and bear the title “Spirit of 2010: Building on B.C.’s Olympic Advantage.”
The government never sent out the pamphlet, shredding all copies not long after having spent $780,000 to have them designed and printed.
On its second page, the pamphlet features a list of the “10 reasons why B.C. is The Best Place on Earth,” including answers like: “we give hope to the world;” “we’re cool;” and “we like big stuff.”
One part of the pamphlet contained a contest giving people a chance to win one of three Apple iPads, valued, it said, at about $750 each.”
Of course… thank you to my dear friend Wendy in Powell River, we know how horrific the working conditions are for the Chinese employees who assemble those lovely Ipads…But do the BC liberals even care about the Human Cost for workers in China?
Yeah. That’s what I thought too. You’ve got to be Falcon kidding me…
Color China Photo, via Associated Press
( A reader informs me that Norman at Northern Insights had the same link up early today, kudos to Norm for this great find as well)