Provincial New Democrat MLA Bob Simpson has penned an editorial criticizing his own leader's speech to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual general meeting. In an op-ed published on the Website Welcome to Williams Lake, Mr. Simpson writes that, like Premier Gordon Campbell, Carole James "had little concrete to offer the delegates other than a commitment to be more consultative than the current government and a promise to explore the possibility of revenue sharing with local governments. This is a timely concept which has the potential to address the resource needs of local governments, but the lack of specifics was a disappointment to delegates." Public Eye has been unable at publication time to reach Mr. Simpson for comment.
October 6, 2010