In last week's throne speech, the Campbell administration mentioned the legislative buildings would be upgraded to meet modern seismic standards. But one wonders what the Families for School Seismic Safety think about the provincial government's commitment to historical preservation? After all, in its December 2006 newsletter, the association expressed concern "bureaucratic hold ups - such as due diligence reviews of projects in progress" - may delay the Campbell administration's 2004 promise to make all of British Columbia's schools earthquake safe within the next 15 years, at a cost of $1.5 billion. Well, we'll find out the answer to that question on Tuesday. That's when the association is thinking about issuing a statement concerning the issue - following Monday evening's Vancouver school board meeting.
February 18, 2007