To the Editor,
Is there something ringing ominously familiar about Premier Christy Clark’s sudden change of mind about seeking her own mandate with a fall election (contrary to the legislated fixed elections date for 2013)?
It has everything to do with the HST referendum and its devasting blow to the B.C. Liberals’t credibility.
Do we really believe that this gang of arrogant hypocrites would really have lowered the HST to 10 per cent in 2013 if the referendum had succeeded?
The deceit continues with their history of B.C. Rail, the public’s paying millions of dollars in legal fees for hired flunkies doing the work of their political masters and all its suspected cover-ups, the free-style spending spree for the Olympics with minimal accountability, and on and on.
Like fish left too long, this government has been in the house too long and it now really stinks.
Democracy is in peril again when premiers call all the shots at their own personal whims and fancies. Our elected MLA representatives quietly toe the party line, whether it be right or wrong.
We have seen this all too often in B.C. and always with costly results to the public purse. The next election can’t come soon enough.
However, it is somewhat reassuring to see that Clark and her B.C. Liberals will now finally stay true to their very own legislated date for 2013.