For those who have been following Public Eye's extensive coverage of forest fire budget, can you see what's wrong with this quote from Premier Gordon Campbell: "We did not know in May, for example, the forest fire budget - which was about $60 million, which is based on a 10-year-average - was going to be exceeded by over $320 million." Could it be that the province should have known that budget would have been exceeded? Or perhaps it's the fact the government stopped using a rolling average as of the fiscal 2004/05 budget? Or maybe it's just all of the above?!
August 26, 2009