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#901 JimV

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 06:40 AM

Pretty good opinion piece in the TC today by Martin Segger.  He supports the new museum project from a leftist perspective (cheaper than a couple of F35s or a stretch of highway, old exhibits are no longer inclusive, climate change, grand vision necessary, people always object to cultural investments until they’re completed, etc.)

 

All plausible arguments rendered more or less irrelevant, in my opinion, by the fact that people are literally dying from lack of medical care and can hardly afford to drive to work.  Not to mention the complete lack of public consultation prior to this grandiose proposal.

 

He does note that  the current exhibits were actually developed in consultation with the FNs.  He also advocates for the democratization of the museum board, though it’s not exactly clear what that means.



#902 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 06:50 AM

Close the public engagement offices, don’t answer the phone, email, and now not even bothering with the illusion of public engagement. This is the new normal…
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#903 Spy Black

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 07:26 AM

My constituency office is currently closed due to current events.

My office is still committed to assisting constituents.

You can get support from my staff by calling  (250) 952-4211

or emailing grace.lore.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Bizarre strategy on her part.

Gawd only knows how she plans on getting re-elected?

 

MLA's require two successive terms to make up the minimum 6 years required to qualify for the pension, and Ms. Invisible certainly isn't doing anything of note to get herself re-elected.

Has she ever even made a public comment as an MLA?


Edited by Spy Black, 24 May 2022 - 07:26 AM.


#904 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 07:28 AM

...Gawd only knows how she plans on getting re-elected?...

The apathy and ignorance of Victoria voters?


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#905 JimV

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:34 AM

 

Has she ever even made a public comment as an MLA?

Yes, she had an event wherein she praised the government for permitting gender preference to be shown on driver’s licenses.



#906 Spy Black

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:40 AM

Additional to Dasmo's post above ... looking at Lore's constituency website, note the actual date that this "update" is from ... a year and a half ago!:

 

Contact

December 2020 update:

Due to current events, our office is closed. My staff are committed to helping constituents with information, advice and advocacy on provincial matters.

For advocacy assistance please call or email our office:

Phone:   (250) 952-4211 and leave a message.

Or email grace.lore.MLA@leg.bc.ca.

Someone will get back to you ASAP. Apologies for the inconvenience.


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#907 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:41 AM

She's useless.

#908 Mike K.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:42 AM

From Ms. Lore’s social media. I don’t think it’s quite correct to say the MLA is not doing anything, but her pursuits are definitely not focused on some of the prevalent issues on Victoria streets. At least not directly.

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#909 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:49 AM

Yeah, that Red Pashmina thing is going to make a huge difference in the lives of her constituents.

#910 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:17 PM

Walked to the coffee shop!

Did the dishes!

Watched a Netflix Special!


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#911 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:24 PM

the annual basic compensation each MLA receives is $115,045.93.

Members who hold ministerial or parliamentary office receive an additional salary

Parliamentary Secretary  15 % $  17,256.89

 

So she is getting paid $132,000 / per year  to make little posters of her bike rides and retweeting every once in a while....

https://www.leg.bc.c...on-and-expenses



#912 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:32 PM

Plus $85,000 in office expenses for a closed office! 

https://www.leg.bc.c...3-FY2021-22.pdf


Edited by dasmo, 24 May 2022 - 01:43 PM.

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#913 Barrrister

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:28 PM

Does BC have a recall system?



#914 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:31 PM

Does BC have a recall system?

https://elections.bc...tiative/recall/

 

And this is how effective it is

 

 

The Chief Electoral Officer has approved 26 recall petitions since the Recall and Initiative Act came into force in 1995. Six of those petitions were returned to Elections BC for verification. Of the six, five did not have enough valid signatures and one was halted during the verification process because the Member resigned.

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#915 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:45 PM

https://elections.bc...tiative/recall/

 

And this is how effective it is

The HST one worked... 

I know someone on that team.They stored the signatures in rental vans that they moved constantly as security. 



#916 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:46 PM

Rescind or recall. Rescind the Harmonized Sales Tax or face the recall of B.C. Liberal government MLAs starting this fall.

Those are the two stark choices facing Premier Gordon Campbell after the B.C. Supreme Court delivered a stinging ruling Friday upholding the validity of the first successful citizens-initiative petition in Canadian history.

 

https://thetyee.ca/O...escindOrRecall/



#917 JimV

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:48 PM

She biked to the Empress!

 

She toured the Port Hope shipyard!

 

I take back everything I said about her being useless and invisible.


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#918 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:50 PM

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#919 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 01:52 PM

The HST one worked... I know someone on that team.They stored the signatures in rental vans that they moved constantly as security. 

That wasn't a recall of an MLA though.



#920 dasmo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:15 PM

That wasn't a recall of an MLA though.

True but the same legislation I believe. But this was also so high profile that it already had a lot of publicity going in. Most you would canvas for a recall would probably say Grace who? Then you would need to say exactly! 



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