Better governance through partisanship

Earlier this month, British Columbia Liberal conventioneers debated a resolution calling on the party to support "the province in developing a comprehensive human resources strategy to ensure the government continues to attract and retain excellent public servants." But our favourite Port Coquitlam city councillor Greg Moore, who was moderating the public safety and labour relations policy break-out session, suggested a somehwat different approach to ensuring more young people join the civil service: "The best thing we can do is keep the B.C. Liberal government governing, which makes it an exciting...place to go." So that must mean Premier Gordon Campbell and his deputies have nothing to do with the fact just 29 percent of provincial employees with statements such as "executives in my organization make effective and timely decisions" and "I have confidence in the senior leadership of my organization" - right?

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"The best thing we can do is keep the B.C. Liberal government governing, which makes it an exciting...place to work. Why don't we make that an amendment?"

Another indication that Greg Moore is all politics and not particularly interested in the inner workings of government. The goal is to ensure the public servants are kept happy irregardless of who sits in the large chair in the Premier's Office.

In short, this guy does see The Big Picture.

He really wants to be a Liberal MLA, doesn't he.

He's a lightweight, even when compared to the typically light fare offered by the BC Libs in the Tri-cities.

"He really wants to be a Liberal MLA, doesn't he."

No kidding. He doesn't seem to see or want to learn The Big Picture.

I.e. it doesn't matter which party sits on the government side of the house, what does matter is making the public service a place where people want to work and encourage others to try for a post. At the managerial level, it's no different than good business environments.

"He's a lightweight, even when compared to the typically light fare offered by the BC Libs in the Tri-cities."

If he wants to be an effective MLA, he really should learn the details of how government and the Public Service works, rather than reading the
stuff given to him in the BC Liberal Party feed bag.

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