Given an opportunity to grill Partnerships British Columbia president and chief executive officer Larry Blain, you would think provincial New Democrats might want to know more about the new mandatory municipal capital project reviews that will now be conducted by his company. But you would be wrong. Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca legislator John Horgan did raise the issue of how this new work might impact Mr. Blain's performance-based compensation package. And good for him - even though that question has already been asked and answered by Monday Magazine's Russ Francis and The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer. But that was the extent of New Democratic curiosity. Of course, some might find this strange - especially since these mandatory reviews are of great concern to the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Then again, though, the New Democrats didn't put out a news release criticizing said policy until three days after it was first announced. So maybe they're just trying to be consistent.
November 17, 2006