Yes, premier, parties should work together

The startling reversal of Christy Clark’s interests, as expressed in the June 22 Throne Speech, is more than just curious. In her contrived innocence she seems to have just discovered the needs of the citizens she has represented for years. Now, in a desperate attempt to hold onto her premiership, she is saying she thinks these are good ideas and there is money for them… money that has somehow magically became available in the last month.

I know, for many, our legislature seems precarious, but none of us have any experience with legislative parties working together. Indeed, on May 10 Christy stated that she learned from the election, “what the voters want is all parties working together.” Stunning that someone who has been working in the provincial government since 2001, just now figured out not only what voters want, but what her job is: to work with other MLAs to take care of the province for its citizens, not solely for corporations wanting to harvest profits.

If seats had represented the popular vote in this last election, Greens would have had 15 seats, and the NDP and Liberals would have each had 36 seats. So perhaps the new legislature will come closer to bringing forth bills truly representative of the people of B.C.

We will see if Ms. Clark continues to understand “what the voters want is all parties working together” once she is no longer premier. I am certain she will be under extreme pressure from the large corporations who have given millions of dollars to her party and her party base, both of whom she has now alienated.

However, I believe Ms. Clark’s insight expressed in her throne speech should bode well for B.C. and the current legislature.

Lois Eaton

Qualicum Beach

Just Posted

Drunk driver ticketed after wrong-way rollover

Nanaimo man crashes on Inland Island Highway near Qualicum Beach

Car fire on Hwy. 19 near Nanoose slowing traffic

Fire has been put out, and the car has been removed

Bowser woman recovering from stabbing wounds

Police arrest 22-year-old male suspect in Nov. 14 incident

SOS marks 50 years of Christmas giving in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Society to mark golden anniversary with series of events in 2018

Homeless society unveils community care mobile in Parksville

Health care items, advice to be dispensed from RV

VIDEO: Clay throwing demonstration

Local potter giving demos during annual sale

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest

In 2014, beetle activity went from a few spots around Jasper’s townsite to rampant

Most Read