Hello friends, I have been making my list and checking it twice.
Firstly, I wish Phil Hochstein would call off his attack on the people of British Columbia. Gary E. has the story at How Bad is the Record. FightHST is recommending a boycott of member companies of Independant Contractors and Business Association, which Hochstein runs. Mr. Hochstein is often published by the fishwrap in BC, writing letters and opeds in support of Gordon Campbell’s policies. He is anti union and pro-migrant workers and temp workers. Against Government spending and for the HST. Yeah, real caring guy. Especially if you are a neo-Liberal like Campbell. So, I would be really happy if Elections BC would get off their asses right about now and rule that Mr. Hochstein and his group have a real special interest in the outcome of the HST/Recall campaign and bar them from advertising. They also have very deep pockets, a fact that hasn’t escaped the Lieberals. Or the courts. Unlike the Recall campaign proponents.
What they are up to is buying ad campaigns with the sympathtic pro-media. Hate and fear mongering campaigns to discredit recall volunteers as untrustworthy, fringe groups, unions and the NDP. None of the allegations are true. He is doing what the Lieberals can’t, a smear campaign against the people of BC. Over the radio, in the riding of Ida Chong, on a website. Sorry I’m not linking it. Find it yourself, if you have a strong stomach.
“Signing the recall petition means giving up your privacy to people that don’t have your best interests at heart,” the advertisement at the website says.
Second, I wish Elections BC would hire Linda Johnson back and give her the promotion she deserves. A grave injustice was done by Craig James when he fired her. I’m pretty sure Ms. Johnson was paid handsomely to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or we would have heard from her by now. The Campbell Lieberals love those non-disclosure agreements, just ask Dave Basi. No, the injustice was done to the people of BC. when Craig James was arbitrarily appointed to demolish oversee the democratic process, just in time for the Fight HST campaign.
Third, I wish the Provincial NDP would get their heads out of their naval and get on with putting forward a strong leader with a strong policy to steer us out of this shitstorm Campbell has created. Here’s my pick. John Horgan. More on him in my next post.
Fourth, I wish our News providers, television and print, would do their job. Properly.
Last Christmas wish for British Columbia, I wish that no child goes hungry in our province next year. A futile wish, unless the voting public wishes collectively to rid the province of the evil Lieberals. How about it BC? You can do it, just open your eyes and vote for the public good.