A full court press has begun in BC by big business. The payback required by the BC Liberals for years of support and millions of doallrs in campaign dollars has come. A day of reckoning will be here soon.
First the BC Chanber of Commerce has launched a campaign to get back the double vote in municpal elections. Its not enough that they already bankroll many candidates and buddies to run City Hall.
A media release went out claiming that the changes to the municipal act, the arrival of the community charter has had a negative impact on local businesss. Amazing that they would attack one of the instruments business people and local chambers have been cheering for.
They really don't want the Community Charter changed. They simply want to have a bigger say than they already have. The Chamber in areas like Kelowna have been extremely vocal cheerleaders of the BC Liberals. Usually they are enthusiastic supporters of all candidates forums in provincial elections. For two elections in a row they have failed to hold one in Kelowna. Could that be because our new deputy speaker and failed Cabinet Minister Sindi Hawkins did not want them?
On another front, logging companies that have given millions of dollars to the BC Liberals, in fact they have given more to the Liberals in elections than any other political party has received in donation from all sources, want to ship logs to China.
The BC Minister Of Forests and Range, Rich Coleman has stated that he believes there must be rationalisation in the industry. Today we hear that the Coast Forest Products Association used money from the government, some one million dollars to build an export strategy to China.
Today Rich Coleman says its not on. Says he told the association it wasn't on. Yet he paid them one million dollars to develop a strategy that would export raw logs to China. I hope he is not misleading us. Yeah right.
If it quacks like a duck ....
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