A casual conversation?

Today, Gordon Campbell and the Health Minister George Abbott launched the provincial's government's much ballyhooed conversation on health. It was an announcement so important that, when the premier took to the microphone, he counted two...yes two...MLAs in the audience - "John Nuraney, the MLA for Burnaby-Willingdon and Adrian Dix the MLA for Vancouver-Kensington - Kingsway, sorry. It starts with a K. I want to thank them both for coming." During his speech, the premier said the administration will give British Columbians a number of different ways to participate in that conversation - including a Website. At publication time, however, that site was not yet up and running, having the apt title "Conversation on Healthcare - blank."

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I can see why Adrian Dix was there, as the opposition critic, but what was the other stooge doing there. John Nuraney needs to get off his butt, there is an imprint there from him sitting on the fence for the last two terms.

John Nuraney was there because he is Gordon Campbell's best fart catcher.

Now Campbell can step back and let the Health Minister listen in the consultations and then announce his conclusions and then fall on the sword of Canadian healthcare honest. Namely, Abbott will announce BC needs public-private partnerships for future health infrastructure, the problem isn't just equipment but also retirement of the workforce and that workforce takes time to replace, and health professionals need to become independent contractors paid by the government. Then B.C. will have two years to forget all that is announced before the province has to consider reelecting the Campbell Liberals or the defenders of healthcare and the heirs to Tommy Douglas in Dix's NDP.

"I can see why Adrian Dix was there, as the opposition critic, but what was the other stooge doing there. John Nuraney needs to get off his butt, there is an imprint there from him sitting on the fence for the last two terms."

Wonder if this is the same Prem Vinning who fried a chance to get a cushy job doing not much more than reading the India Times because he went on comunity TV with a fake name.

and the same Prem Vinning who tries to pass himself off as a power broker?

Hopefully not.


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