In 2015, we had Paige's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick's story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the second month of 2017...and we have Alex's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/children-s-advocate-says-province-failed-teen-at-abbotsford-hotel-1.3968887 "On a mid-September morning in 2015, in an act of obvious desperation, an 18-year- old Métis youth named Alex took his own life by … Continue reading Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?
The BC Liberal government just announced this: $100 million dollar fund to boost B.C's tech sector And this: Government leads the way with $50 million for health research Yet even having acknowledged that the Ministry of Children and Family Development has been starved for resources for years-YEARS-and a … Continue reading Let’s talk about priorities, and doing what needs to be done now, not at next years budget.
I'm about to give the old fingers a rest from the keyboard for the May long weekend - they're getting a bit claw like - but there are three more stories I wanted to bring to your attention for posterity. Readers who have been with me long enough know that while I feel strongly enough … Continue reading When wrong just doesn’t begin to describe it.
A joint effort today, proving that when the going gets tough... the bloggers get going! It started with a really pointed post at The Gazetteer, picked up over with the indomitable Ian Reids, continued with a new tip and email here on my site and was carried on over at Norm's.... And the Ministry of Children and … Continue reading BC Government denies cancelling gifts for kids in care
* There is a follow-up post... Here. * From our good friend RossK, who has a good lead, from a very good source... about a helluva shocking story : "In the wake of all the money that has been completely and disgustingly wasted on Snooklandian propaganda and ad-buys in the last year ($64 million and counting!) … Continue reading Three very important questions for our families first premier… if she isn’t too busy Christmas shopping, that is…
From my new post headlined over at HuffPost BC : "The Port Mann Bridge project has been steeped in controversy from its humble beginnings as an economically prudent plan to twin the existing bridge at a cost of $1.5 billion to what we've ended up with today: a completely new bridge and highway project totaling … Continue reading Bait and switch toll reduction won’t help BC Liberals.
And why not make it official by saying I will be signing up to recall my rather hypocritical MLA, Stephanie Cadieux. You better enjoy that rather lush office on 152nd st while you can Steph, because I intend to rally the troops in my hood... he he he!!! Well done everyone, well done. I guess even … Continue reading Congratulations to the crew behind the Fight HST action, and to all my fellow British Columbians…