BC Liberal binet Minister Quits BC Liberal ucus Over HST

                      June 11, 2010 D. Collier Leave a comment

                      Interesting. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the BC Liberal Government, has resigned from both the BC Liberal ucus and binet over opposition to the HST.

                      Even more interesting: any debate that the HST was something that has planned by the BC Liberals before the May 2009 Election n be put to rest. According to Lekstrom:

                      “[A]s a member of ucus and binet, I n confirm that the HST was not contemplated before the May 2009 election.”

                      So, what is going to happen now? Watch for the BC Liberals to start painting Lekstrom as a maverick, opponents of the BC Liberals to start saying that this is proof that the BC Liberals are collapsing, and anti-HST lol Peace River South Lekstrom opponents to point out that Lekstrom did actually vote in favour of the HST.

                      Hopefully This CBC Merger Talk Story…

                      June 8, 2010 D. Collier 6 comments

                      Is either a massive misquote or something coming from some fantasy agenda of Warren Kinsella’s.

                      After all, over the past few years, the Liberals have proven themselves to be arrogant, corrupt, internally divided, and untrustworthy. Why would New Democrats want to merge with such an entity?

                      Sure, there is always room for a coalition agreement after an election for the purposes of better serving nadians, making Parliament work, and enacting parts of a New Democrat agenda, but anything beyond that, such as some agreement to not run New Democrat ndidates in certain ridings or a merger should be very much out of the question.

                      tegories: Federal, Liberals, NDP

                      Could Alberta Report Inspire BC Liberals To Scrap Elected School Boards?

                      There has been plenty of speculation lately that the BC Liberals want to make changes to the governance of edution in BC, speculation based on vague platitudes from the throne speech and the report of the comptroller general in regards to the Vancouver board’s fisl situation, which me down hard on the elected officials for not acting like an executive broad of a crown corporation.

                      The question is: how would the BC Liberals change edution governance? One approach n come from the School Centred Leadership/Shared Business Systems document that the Ministry of Edution produced in 2006, in which the government would amalgamate most infrastructure and staff to larger bodies than the current Boards of Edution, while covering up this amalgamation by giving more ‘autonomy’ to schools (read: giving money to schools on a per-pupil basis, while forming school-based “School Planning Councils”).

                      But a recent report released by the Alberta Government, Inspiring Edution, provides a different approach.

                      Inspiring Edution suggests that Alberta School Boards transfer their governance from elected boards to Governance Teams, which would be composed of representatives from a number of lol stakeholder groups: parents, edutors, municipalities, cultural groups, First Nations, business, non-profits, and so on. Most of these representatives would be appointed.

                      The theory behind this Governance Team structure is that it would make school boards more responsive to student and lol demands. Two examples the report suggests on how this would happen: 1) a board with a growing number of immigrants could appoint more immigrants to a Governance Team in order to get relevant input; 2) a board with a large student demand for votional training in tourism could appoint a person who owns a tourism business to work on ways to provide the training.

                      However, I don’t think that this is what would happen in practice. I believe that appointing people to Boards of Edution would result in: 1) mostly those with connections to the government being appointed; and 2) a system in which Boards of Edution would only be accountable to those who appointed them, not lol citizens. That is, after all, what happened when the BC Liberals scrapped elected health boards for appointed ones. Furthermore, I would suggest that Boards of Edution could be made responsive to student and lol demands using committees rather than replacing the entire elected board with a Governance Team.

                      But if the BC Liberals did actually want to get rid of elected Boards of Edution and replace them with appointees, the Albertan Inspiring Edution report could certainly be an inspiration for both a structure and spin in which to do so.

                      Conservative Founding Principle Bullet Point #12

                      The Conservative Party of nada has “[a] belief that a responsible government must be fislly prudent and should be limited to those responsibilities which nnot be discharged reasonably by the individual or others.

                      Then why the heck is a Conservative government wasting taxpayer dollars on a fake lake that is walking distance from one of the biggest lakes in the world?

                      Well, one could say that no individual or corporation would build such a fake lake, so the government has to, but I’d suspect that’s stretching the original intent of the principle.

                      tegories: Conservatives, Federal

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