Yesterday, former cabinet minister Christy Clark announced, "the provincial government should give tax credits to families for the cost of enrolling their children in extra-curricular activities, such as sports, recreation and the arts." As reported by Times Colonist's Jeff Rudd, Port Moody mother Sharon Mack came up with the idea, which has also been endorsed by her city council. But here's the interesting part: the councillor who introduced that motion back in October was Karen Rockwell - the only candidate running for the provincial New Democrat nomination in Port Moody-Westwood, Ms. Clark's riding. Ms. Clark is not running in the next election.
February 3, 2005