Families not first in B.C.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is full of beans when it comes to Families First, one reader says.

To the Editor,

Christy Clark’s Families First program is exposing the heart of her corporate cash grubbing partisan vision for stripping the social foundations out of B.C. Her administration is continuing the dislocation of families as begun under Campbell.

The Cowichan Lodge residents killed by the privatization move to a 3-Ps incarceration still in memory, Clark is now unsettling the lives of mobile seniors with a costly, demoralizing DriveABLE program.

This is designed to incarcerate driving seniors in their homes. One could guess that soon they are intended to become candidates for the stripping of their assets by B.C. trustees to assure that there are no estates left to potential family heirs.

Isn’t B.C. still a province with a high child poverty rate?

The Families First appears to mean they are to be deprived of family assets first.  Perhaps B.C. families would be better off if we had a similar BC Liberals First program instead.

Dee Shoolingin,

Duncan

Just Posted

Sproat Lake residents oppose large-scale cannabis production in their neighbourhood

Community group calls public meeting for Aug. 21 to discuss implications to ACRD land

Firefighters extinguish brush fire near Port Alberni residential area

Fire off Kitsuksis Creek Trail believed to be human-caused

BCHL: Battle for Bulldogs’ roster spots heats up as main camp begins

Alberni Valley’s new head coach will get his first look at revamped Jr. A hockey team

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add experience to blueline

Jimmy Rayhill commits to Bulldogs as main training camp set to start Aug. 19

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Man launches petition to bring charter schools to B.C.

The move could see up to 20 charter schools come to the province

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

B.C. log export rules killing us, northwest harvester says

NorthPac Forestry says Skeena Sawmills has plenty of timber

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

Talk of climate change could be viewed as advocating against Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada

Most Read