My response to Gordon Wilson’s endorsement of Christy Clark? The updated list of 100+ reasons the BC Liberals need to go

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in BC politics…. well… you have a surprise on the evening news like we all had tonight.

I’ve rushed to get this done and there is more to come – right now my fingers are numb and my eyes are crossing and twitching from being parked at this computer so long.

Enjoy, share, reflect.

Photo credit: The Canadian Press
Photo credit: The Canadian Press

15 thoughts on “My response to Gordon Wilson’s endorsement of Christy Clark? The updated list of 100+ reasons the BC Liberals need to go

    1. Lets keep this civl please, there is enough nastiness going on already without adding to it. People need to be engaged in the process,not repelled by it!


      1. I’m not responsible for your thoughts. Wilson’s an opportunists, that’s how he entered politics, a nobody leading a fringe party with no seats. The opportunity presented, not earned, was the collapse of the Socreds—that’s what his nose sniffed, the impending implosion of the right.

        Nature abhors a vacuum. The hole left by the Socreds, a vacuum, as ‘t were, he filled. With the pending collapse of the BC Liberals, Wilson sniffs another opportunity, another vacuum, another hole.

        How can you possibly read anything else into my comment? Nastiness? I think not. You and I both know what others are saying. I am trying and succeeding at being civil.


  1. This morning while on my way to work walking down Hornby Street, who do I see at Café Artigiano. Why Gordon Wilson – Mr. Flip Flop himself – and now Christy shill.

    Is it not bad enough, I work in the same building as Patrick Kinsella and I seem to have the worst timing and run into him a lot. Or, I have the misfortune of seeing Phil Hochstein on Burrard Street now several times. So, this morning I phoned my husband and asked him if I was actually in hell…….he assured I was not. He said it would all be better come May 14th. I’ll have to take him at his word. Love your stuff Laila!


  2. Hey Laila, was over at Harvey’s site and come across this poster’s list which some are covered: (Thanks to Mr. McDuff)

    James MacDuff // May 6, 2013 at 7:59 am


    This is what is in the Terrace News. I have never voted NDP before and nor Lieberal either, as they are cruel and vindictive.
    I wil be voting NDP to get rid of the Lieberals.
    Think no research money for the two NDP memebers in 2001. Think tearing up Hospital workers contracts ( Supreme Court got them on that).

    Here is what the NDP should be saying in ads,as stated in the Terrace Daily news.
    Vancouver-Fraserview BC Liberal Candidate Suzanne Anton continued with the BC Liberal Fact-Free Campaign today, this time making the claim the BC NDP would waste money.

    FACT: The BC Liberals wasted millions in taxpayers’ dollars on losing court battles and penalties after they illegally tore up freely-bargained contracts with teachers and health care workers.

    FACT: The BC Liberals have a long record of wasting taxpayers’ money.

    FOR THE RECORD: Let’s review a top ten list of Liberal waste.

    1. Vancouver Convention Centre: $341 million over budget

    2. BC Place Roof: $414 million over budget

    3. South Fraser Perimeter Road exceeded the initial projections by $469 million

    4. Port Mann/Highway 1: Final costs exceeded initial projections by $1.8 billion

    5. Basi/Virk Legal Fees: $6 million in legal fees for guilty BC Liberals, paid for by taxpayers

    6. BCeSIS: $97 million computer system doesn’t work, replacement will cost $84 million more

    7. Integrated Case Management: $182-million computer system “a colossal failure” and likely to be scrapped according to the Representative for Children and Youth

    8. BC Carbon Trust: Took approximately $60 million from schools and hospitals and other public sector bodies over the last three years and gave it to polluters to pay for projects the Auditor General says haven’t cut carbon emissions as they were meant to

    9. Vancouver’s Diamond Centre Hospital: Cost $28 million more than it should have and the BC Liberal government used questionable accounting practices to hide the real $123 million cost

    10. BC Hydro Deferral Account: $4.1 billion in losses hidden away in accounts until after the election at which time the Liberals will whack hydro ratepayers with huge rate increases

    Add those up and what do you get? A $7.2 billion record of Liberal waste.


    1. The infamous Tim Rice (BC Lib shill) lives up in the Terrace area. Surely it wasn’t Tim who submitted that list to the paper!


  3. 801.

    So, with Christy getting the boot, who is it that will be running the province if the liberals are in?

    Think about that. Do we want more of the last 12 years?

    I can’t think of anything worse.


  4. Suppose that every day, Adrian Dix and his 9 friends go out for beer in Vancouver and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

    The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
    The fifth would pay $1.
    The sixth, Adrian Dix, would pay $3.
    The seventh would pay $7.
    The eighth would pay $12.
    The ninth would pay $18.
    The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

    So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. ‘Since you are all such good customers, he said, ‘I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

    The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. What happens to the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

    And so:

    The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
    Adrian now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
    The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
    The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
    The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
    The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

    Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

    ‘I only got a dollar out of the $20,’ declared Adrian Dix, the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, ‘But he got $10!’

    ‘Yeah, that’s right,’ exclaimed the fifth man. ‘I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!’

    ‘That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. ‘Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!’

    ‘Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. ‘We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!’

    The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

    The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important.

    They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

    And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking in Alberta where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.


  5. Sarah
    I don’t know where you have been!

    The way it works in BC under the Liberals
    Campbell gives everyone a 25 % BC income tax break

    So a bunch friends go out for a beer to celebrate

    They figure it will cost about $10 bucks each for a couple of beer
    and they just got this windfall tax break
    -The poorest 5 guys got $113 refund
    -The 6 &7 guy got $226 refund
    -The 8th guy got $2,260
    -the 9th guy got 22,600
    -the 10th guy got $226,000

    When they went to pay they all threw $10 into the pot , but the bartender said sorry the government just raised the price of beer so I had to raise my prices.
    The bill is now $200 plus HST13% total = $226
    so they each put another 12.60 into the pot for a total of $22.60
    the first 5 guys 22.60 / $113 /= 20% of his refund was gone on 2 Beers
    the next two guys $22.60 / $226=10%
    The 8th guy $22.60 / $2,260 was only 1 %
    the 9th guy $22.60 / $22,600 = .1%
    the last guy $22.60/$226.000= %0.1
    One of the lowest guys had to go return home to the island for the weekend but after the new bridge tolls and a carbon tax on his gas the ferry rates had been doubled there and the ferry fuel surcharge the remaining $90.40 was gone.before he got home.
    There is a really long list to follow for the next 10 or 12 years of the hidden taxes heaped upon all the people of BC
    BC but they only affected the bottom 80% of the people as they struggled to keep up with the ever increasing payments to pay for the liberal twisted ideology.
    The other 20 % partied at the Olympics and donated to or joined the BC liberal party looking for more handouts.


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