Earlier, we reported the Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transformation Team recently informed children and family development stakeholders that their aboriginal authority will begin service by 2008. This, despite the fact the ministry discarded targets for establishing aboriginal and non-aboriginal authorities in its latest service plan. Children and family development declined an opportunity to comment. But provincial New Democrat critic Maurine Karagianis was pleased to share her thoughts about the issue. "I think the Liberals aren't making any firm public commitments because they're not confident in their ability to pull this off," she explained, referring to the regionalization of children and family development services. "They're extremely gun shy. And they don't want to make any commitments for which they can be held accountable later."
April 17, 2007