Cartoonist hits mark on premier’s ponderings

Ingrid Rice seems to have had access to Christy Clark's speaking notes, reader writes

The cartoon, “Christy Ponders What Action to Take” (News, March 22) says it all regarding Premier Photo-Op’s response to the Dyble report on the Liberal government’s multicultural strategic outreach plan.

Premier Clark is shown thinking to herself that she should  “… Deny direct involvement … Deny knowing what’s going on under my nose … Blame Dix … “ It’s as if cartoonist Ingrid Rice had access to the B.C. Liberal speaking notes.

Commencing in December 2011, officials from three groups – the Premier’s Office, the Liberal caucus and the B.C. Liberal Party – met to forge the outreach plan.

Clark is responsible and accountable for the operations of her Premier’s Office, she chairs the Liberal caucus and is Liberal party leader. Yet she professes to know nothing of activities of her officials and has signed the re-nomination papers for John Yap, her minister who resigned after Dyble exposed that Yap was directly involved in the sleazy affair.

Any British Columbians who believe that she, like Hogan’s Heroes character Sgt. Schultz, “knows nothing,” probably also believe that there are fairies dancing at the bottom of their gardens.

May 14 cannot come soon enough.

We have a Liberal Party in denial of successive scandals.

A Green Party that refuses to cost the promises in their platform – and a B.C. Conservative Party in perpetual internal disputes.

It’s time for a positive change.

Ron Faris

Saanich