Reality Check: Premier Clark is all talk, no action on climate change

April 13, 2015 | Reality Checks

VICTORIA – Despite what Premier Clark would like people to think, under her leadership the B.C. Liberal government has abandoned action to combat climate change. That’s not surprising when she leads a B.C. Liberal caucus that isn’t united on whether climate change is even real.

Here are just a few examples of how the Liberal government under Premier Clark have failed on climate change.

Reality Check: Health researcher firings affair far from a closed case

February 27, 2015 | Reality Checks

Premier Christy Clark’s two most-senior and highest-paid appointees are contradicting each other about who was responsible for firing seven health researchers and smearing them by saying they were subjects of an RCMP investigation.

One of those Clark deputy ministers must not be telling the truth. One of her deputy ministers is preventing us from knowing who terminated these researchers and why.

The premier must require her appointees to give evidence under oath so that the researchers, their families and British Columbians can finally get the truth.

B.C. Premier doesn’t always believe the things she says

February 20, 2015 | Reality Checks

This week the premier promised to eliminate the property transfer tax, which would leave a $1 billion hole in the province’s treasury. But when asked about making up the revenue shortfall, she flip-flopped, saying “I wouldn’t characterize it as a promise. I would say it’s something that we would like to do. A promise is something we believe we can do.”

Even the premier can’t take herself at her word anymore.

Here are just a few of the premier’s other broken promises:

Reality Check: Liberals ignoring the facts when it comes to Mount Polley disaster

February 2, 2015 | Reality Checks

VICTORIA – Last week Mines Minister Bill Bennett seized on a single finding of the expert panel report on the failure of the Mount Polley Tailings Dam to explain away the B.C. Liberal government’s responsibility for the significant damage to the environment and the reputation of the mining industry. According to Bennett, a flaw in the original design of the dam was “a spectacularly horrible failure and it is one of a kind.”