In a scathing commentary this morning on CKNW, The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer lashed out at legislators for their apparent delay in appointing a child and youth representative. Speaking with host Philip Till, Mr. Palmer said the government-side members of the committee responsible for appointing that representative are "goof offs" and an "embarassment." And he suggested they "are dragging their feet cause they're in no rush for a watchdog who will start blowing a whistle on them and barking at them. They are arrogant...And I think they're also looking very lazy." Meanwhile, despite that foot dragging, rumours persist the Campbell administration already has a candidate in mind for that post - an aboriginal woman with a legal background But administration insiders maintain the ministry of children and family development and the West Annex are staying out of that appointment process, leaving that work in the hands of the committee.
September 28, 2006