I absolutely had to pick my chin off of my desk this morning when I read Jonathon Fowlie’s feature on the premier.
In particular, the portion where her son ( I do hate bringing anyone’s child into politics,but damn it, Christy, you keep doing it yourself) dares her to run a red light, at an empty intersection, at 5 am in the morning.
And she does.
And her son’s response is: “you always do that.”
“At times, the two seem more like sidekicks — siblings even — than they do mother and son. And especially so the morning when the two were on their way to Hamish’s goalie clinic.
“Let’s see you go through this red light,” Hamish challenged as they pulled up that morning, at 5:15 a.m., to an abandoned Vancouver intersection.
“I might. Don’t test me,” Clark replies.
“Yeah. Go ahead.”
“There’s no one.”
“Would you go through? You shouldn’t because that would be breaking the law,” she says.
And with that the car has already sailed underneath the stale red stoplight and through the empty intersection.
“You always do that,” says Hamish.
So, going through a red light, even when there is no one around and no one can see it… is a good message and habit to be passing on to your child? Something the premier and her son clearly have enough experience with they joke about it? That she always does it?
Perhaps no one would get hurt, but it’s still against the law Christy. I called and confirmed with a member of the traffic division of the RCMP this morning, that no matter what, it is still illegal to run a red light in the province of BC, at any time, regardless of your perception of risk or not.
In fact, the penalties can be serious for willful disregard of traffic control signals. http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/tickets/paying-disputing/chart-offenceswithfines
But I guess if no one see’s you breaking the law… it doesn’t count.
Or does it, Premier Clark?