Premier Clark performing financial sleight-of-hand

Reader wonders where the money is coming from for provincial announcements

So Christy Clark decided to loosen the public purse strings and open the cheque book just over a half year before the election; pure coincidence?

I doubt it. There are questions we should be asking the Liberals and ourselves before we decide to vote for them. One is regarding the 10-year, $650-million capital spending plan. Why would she assume she and the Liberals will win the next three elections? Seems arrogant to me.

The spending announcement involves federal funds yet to be negotiated. What if the federal government does not “anti in” as much as the B.C. Liberals anticipate, or give anything at all?

It would be like if someone said they are going to buy you a brand new car or buy you a house, but they need to win Lotto 6/49. It would be a bit foolish to get your hopes up. It’s kind of like the naked man or woman offering you their shirt: beware.

Another question is where did they pinch pennies to come up with this money? I know a couple of places they didn’t pinch pennies; their own lunches on our dime or pay raises. Top-brass civil service at the legislature that got an average 10 per cent pay raise while they tell the teachers any raises negotiated must be net-zero.

They did not pinch pennies on the performance bonuses of civil servants making $75,000 to $250,000 a year. At that rate they should be expected to perform and the bonus should be that they keep their job.

Andre Mollon

Langford

Just Posted

Norma Stewart joins Langford council

Stew Young beats challenger Robert Fraser

Rob Martin is the new mayor of Colwood

Martin will be joined by four new faces on council

West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes

Approximately 4,500 votes cast in Colwood

Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Ranns to serve another term as Metchosin mayor with two new council members

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for Oct. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Most Read