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#1 iwtl

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

http://www.globaltvb...8680/story.html


VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has issued an apology and launched a review after a leaked document showed her government planned to win ethnic votes with provincial resources.

Clark says the leaked document didn't recognize there are lines that cannot be crossed in conducting outreach and some of the recommendations are absolutely inappropriate.

In a statement, Clark says she wants to sincerely apologize to British Columbians.

The opposition NDP released documents out of the premier's office that proposed to woo the ethnic vote with the use of the multiculturalism ministry.

The document was written by Clark's deputy chief of staff and sent to the personal email addresses of eight people.

Clark has appointed her deputy minister to conduct a review to make sure no government resources were inappropriately used.

A draft copy of the Multicultural Strategic Outreach Plan, leaked Wednesday by the B.C. NDP, outlines how high-profile members of the PO, including Pamela Martin, were instructed to work hand-in-hand with caucus and party staffers to strengthen the Liberal brand in ethnic communities.


Read it on Global News: Global BC | B.C. Premier Christy Clark apologizes, launches inquiry over government ethnic vote plan




A copy of the document can be found here



http://www.scribd.co...aked-by-the-NDP


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So in a sense they want to use tax dollars to give meaningless apologies ( they gave an example ) in part to get the ethnic vote. And now that its been leaked so is offering a meaningless apology and launching a review?




Earth to Premier - your the boss - launching a review for your documents shows zero leadership. What an embarrassment in this day and age. She says she recognizes there are lines that shouldn't be crossed and the recommendations are completely inappropriate. The sooner we get to the polls the better .....


Edited by iwtl, 28 February 2013 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Well...at least she apologized instead of trying to hide or brush these things off...
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

CBC also has it listed now

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...thnic-vote.html

A B.C. Liberal Party election strategy to win more ethnic votes will backfire, according to one long-time social activist.
The documents leaked by the NDP yesterday reveal a wide-ranging plan with links to senior officials in Premier Christy Clark's office to win ethnic votes in the upcoming British Columbia election.
The January 2012 documents outline a proposed outreach plan involving the premier's office, the multiculturalism ministry, the government caucus and the B.C. Liberal Party.
The leaked documents were sent from the e-mail account of B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Chief of Staff last January. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
Charan Gill, the CEO of Progressive Intercultural Community Services, says people will see past what he calls an insincere gesture.
"I think it’s too late,” he said. “It won’t work.”
Gill, who has also been an NDP candidate, isn’t surprised the Liberals have worked up a strategy to appeal to an important demographic just before an election.
Gill says unlike the NDP, the Liberals have never really given MLAs from ethnic communities the powerful profile that goes with senior cabinet posts.
"They won’t be able to resonate with ethnic communities because people know that anybody who went with the Liberals from the Indian community has been dismantled one way or the other,” Gill said.
The leaked document also calls on the B.C. government to "correct historical wrongs" within ethnic communities, like apologizing for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, which saw a ship carrying 356 passengers forced to return to India after a two-month stand-off in Vancouver Harbour.
But Gill says voters will see past those pre-election gestures.
'Reaching out to communities'

Meanwhile, NDP House Leader John Horgan says building support in ethnic communities is laudable for all governments, but the documents indicate election-related planning was to be conducted by taxpayer-funded workers, some working out of the premier's office.
"No one has any dispute about the rich multicultural heritage in B.C. and the obligation of government to celebrate that and to build upon various communities in every corner of the province," said Horgan.
"What we object to, and I think every British Columbian would object to, is their tax dollars being used to prop up the B.C. Liberal election machinery."
Multiculturalism Minister John Yap, appointed in September 2012, says the plan is more than a year old and does not completely portray the government's plans for engaging with ethnic communities.
"Since coming into the role as minister responsible for multiculturalism, we're reaching out to communities and not following through on some of the ideas that were listed," he said.

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In the above it contains the comments " the documents indicate election-related planning was to be conducted by taxpayer-funded workers, some working out of the premier's office."
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

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Well...at least she apologized instead of trying to hide or brush these things off...


The document is over a year old - Jan 2012 according to the news story. The apology came only after it got leaked to the news.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

So they are investigating themeselves. This ship is sinking fast.

Some tweets I've seen about all this:

Stephen Quinn@CBCStephenQuinn
BC Liberals appear to be outraged by content of document written by the BC Liberals.

Mike Smyth@MikeSmythNews
NDP has more leaked memos on govt's ethnic plan. Government MLAs appear shocked, humilated. #bcpoli

Deathly quiet in the legislature during all this, Liberals are shell-shocked. #bcpoli

Keith Baldrey@keithbaldrey
Leaked BC Lib memo shows govt Is: a) cynical B) dishonest c) dumb d) desperate e)incompetent f) all of the above. #bcpoli

Stephen Smart@CBCSmart
MLA Kash Heed says BC Libs' multicultural strategy to get quick wins in ethnic communities "disgusting" Says apology needed. #cbc #bcpoli

and on and on it goes.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

I am not sure they will survive until the planned end of the sitting of parliament. I would not bet on them being able to survive any confidence type motions at this point. All it will take is for the news media or any MLA to publicly call on anyone voting that voting yes means supporting stuff like this and enough will abstain in my opinion that the house may fall early

That and is Micheal Smyths comments that there are more documents? Or was he referring only to these?

Edited by iwtl, 28 February 2013 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

I wonder what else they are hiding? Is Christy and her gang planning to release a book after the election explaining all the other shady deals. They have made the NDP appear like saints.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Well...at least she apologized instead of trying to hide or brush these things off...


How could she possibly hide it, the document was already leaked!! She had no choice but to own up to it.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

How could she possibly hide it, the document was already leaked!! She had no choice but to own up to it.

Can't wait for the next one to make it sound like she was candid the entire time.

Edited by Aleksandr Pistoletov, 28 February 2013 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Still a MILF, though


A couple years ago maybe, she's gained a lot of weight.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

I love how she says that she is confident that no lines were blurred but just to be on the safe side she is ordering a review....sure....Christy Clark how stupid do you think the public is?
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

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A couple years ago maybe, she's gained a lot of weight.


Those tax-payer funded classy dinners aren't gonna eat themselves.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Looks like they are trying really hard to hand the election victory over to the NDP. It's more and more looking like it's time to sell and jump off this soon to be sinking ship soon to be ran by the (shudders) NDP.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

libes and ndp both suck ! both bad people !
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

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I really hate her... Very very much.


Not a fan either, but a better option than Dix.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Not a fan either, but a better option than Dix.


Really? So you like your leaders corrupt? Christy Clark makes Dix look like a saint.

Where are all the Liberal backers now? The Liberal party has hit an all time low, even for them. And thats hard to do!
I have been calling those clowns in Victoria calling themselves the BC Liberal party inept and corrupt for awhile now. Does someone want to dispute this now? Where's all the Liberal backers who are drinking the kool-aid Christy is serving up?

2 days, 2 Liberal displays of ineptitude. Pat Bell denies his insider interfering with that land deal. Why don't you go under oath and let's see who's telling the truth Minister Bell?.....I didn't think so.

Add this latest farce to the all the others the Liberals have served up day after day after day after day.....INEPT I TELLS YA! lol
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

If the NDP does get in, and does screw up (which is looking pretty darn likely right now) it'll be as much the Liberals' fault for being so terrible as it is the NDP's fault for actually doing the screwing up.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

Just another nail in the proverbial pine box.

The final one will come on Election Day, methinks.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

If the NDP does get in, and does screw up (which is looking pretty darn likely right now) it'll be as much the Liberals' fault for being so terrible as it is the NDP's fault for actually doing the screwing up.


That's a joke, right? We just saw how stupid and reactionary people get 2 years ago when they get sensationalist bull from the NDP on taxation.

The NDP has always been buffoons when it comes to governance - both in their most recent reign back in 96-01 (thankfully, that long ago) and the days when Carole James headed up the party leadership. This regime of disgraced former Chief of Staff Adrian Dix is no exception, given his brush-ups with the law.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

A couple years ago maybe, she's gained a lot of weight.


Christy, if you're reading this, I would still drop whatever I'm doing to get with you. I still think you're a fox. Send me a PM.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Still a MILF, though


No, I believe she denied and apologized for that already.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

Oh god, everyone who's every worked on a political campaign, in government or with politicians knows damn right these lines have always been blurred and govt. resources are always used to help the party.

Problem is they got caught. I'd be concerned with the leak.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

Why am I reading this? Why do I even give her the time of day anymore? Is the election close enough?
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:34 AM

???? bandwagoners.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:51 AM

Pretty sad that our out of control immigration system forces all political parties to cater to different ethnic groups. One group they largely ignore is the average born here canadian,
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:42 AM

Every single political party, including the NDP, pander to the ethnic vote. The only difference is the Liberals got caught with the hands in the cookie jar. It is certainly holier than thou that NDP attack the Liberals when they do the same. Perhaps we should get a leak of their own documents.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:19 AM

^^ This....and *Yawn.....and...*Yawn........and NDP = NFG.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

Every single political party, including the NDP, pander to the ethnic vote. The only difference is the Liberals got caught with the hands in the cookie jar. It is certainly holier than thou that NDP attack the Liberals when they do the same. Perhaps we should get a leak of their own documents.


The same could be said for all the attack adds for the BC Liberals and their supporters? Don't forget those leaks are comming from within the party so don't blame the NDP for Liberal leaks....
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