Here is the video transcript of the Question Period that was sickening me so badly. I’ve read over the transcript (…okay, the draft transcript) and it’s really just a major unanswered question.
Both Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon have nothing to provide but dog-whistles and dismissals. They aren’t even answering the question, let alone answering it honestly; instead they go on about how the NDP just want to raise taxes.
And in doing so they both miss the point. This is not a referendum about a tax. This is — it has always been, and is moreso now than ever — a referendum on the conduct and policy of the BC Liberal Party. This is a referendum on no limits to or disclosure on campaign spending, a publicly-funded partisan advertising campaign, and a tax break to buy votes. It is a referendum on a government that has gone the way of the Republican Party in cutting taxes and cutting public service in favor of the bread and circuses of the Olympics. It is a referendum on a party that says one thing come election time and another when it holds a majority government.
Nothing demonstrates that more than Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon’s “responses” to the questions posed them by the NDP.
The referendum begins in three days. I hope that BC stands up and tells this government where they can shove their dog-whistles and propaganda.