Tag: mary polak

No more excuses: How the LAMC failed British Columbians…and why it must become accountable once and for all.

Last night I took a few moments before bed to re-read the older posts I’ve written on past spending and accounting scandals in the legislature, because I couldn’t stop thinking about the 17 people alleged to have been let go for raising concerns about…

All you need to know about the Auditor Generals report on mining compliance & enforcement

“We found over a decade of neglect in compliance and enforcement program activities  within the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and significant deficiencies within the Ministry of Environment’s activities. Overall, we concluded that compliance and enforcement activities of the two ministries are inadequate to…

One tough question for the BC Government

In the days since the horrific failure of the tailings pond dam at the Mount Polley Mine, and the silence that initially followed from our government and the company, one thing is clear to me. Sadly, as a province we cannot in good faith,…

BC Liberal members decline and ignore requests for interview with leading LGBT blogger and advocate as ‘too risky’.

News today that Liberal MLA Mary Polak’s campaign manager has  resigned over anti- gay comments might surprise some, but not many in the LGBT community in BC. The entire story brings to light the issue of lesbian,gay, bi and transgender rights in the province, and why for many youth and adults,…