Weekly Wrap Up - June 25, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the ministry of children and family development has yet to act on two key recommendations in provincial auditor general John Doyle's two-year-old report on the management of aboriginal child protection services in British Columbia;

* the ministry of children and family development has scrapped a commitment to provide British Columbians with regular updates about an effort to transform the way its services are delivered;

* provincial New Democrat constituency assistants have rejected a tentative three-year collective agreement that would have seen their salaries increased by just two percent;

* the media and provincial New Democrats members appear to have been kept out of the party's Our Province Our Future loop;

* the turnout for the provincial Liberals' most recent Dinner Under the Sails fundraiser was significantly less than the turnout for that event in previous years; and

* the owner of a new media company that has done work for provincial New Democrat legislator Rob Fleming and public relations firm consultant James Hoggan registered the domain name visionbc.ca this past December.

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"provincial New Democrat constituency assistants have rejected a tentative three-year collective agreement that would have seen their salaries increased by just two percent;

* the media and provincial New Democrats members appear to have been kept out of the party's Our Province Our Future loop;

* the turnout for the provincial Liberals' most recent Dinner Under the Sails fundraiser was significantly less than the turnout for that event in previous years; and"

Are these really all that important to British Columbia?
Sounds like minor league. Are the CAs with the NDP actually going to go on strike against their MLA masters on this "collective agreement" dispute? Inflation is less than 2% annually so if everyone else can hold back on their coveted raises so can they.

Most of the CAs are not recruited from the street, they are payouts for working campaigns. Not many deserve to actually be in that role, but as do the Liberals the NDP pay out to their friends.


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