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Liberals first need to find transparency within

The purpose of the recent B.C. Liberal convention in Whistler was to prepare for the upcoming provincial election in early 2013 and to instill enthusiasm in all the delegates.

In her closing speech, Premier Christy Clark proclaimed that “the Liberals have a big vision.”

Well I, too, have a big vision. It’s a 52-inch vision in my living room, which I watch daily in hopes of seeing some sort of transparency and accountability every time a Liberal contentious issue surfaces.

It was astonishing that the delegates at this convention proposed two controversial resolutions.

One was to create a law preventing public-sector unions from using union money for any political purpose.

The second proposal called for new financial disclosure laws for public sector unions to bring their lobbying and NDP donations into public view.

The Liberal goal, it seems, is to “increase transparency and accountability within unions.”

Wow, what a joke.

I contend that the Liberal party should first clean up their own backyard when it comes to transparency and accountability before adopting laws of this type for other parties to follow.

All political parties promise during elections that they will put forward a transparent and accountable government if elected.

All political parties fail miserably in keeping their promises.

Martin L. Battle

Victoria

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