Northern Insight: They held World War II in 6 years and a day

In 2001, the BC Liberal platform promised to improve administration of justice in the province through “determined leadership.” In 2005, Premier Gordon Campbell told the Canadian Bar Association, “Improving access to justice and enhancing public confidence in the justice system can become a reality through the effective administration of justice.” In 2008, CBC reported, “…new ...

Northern Insight: ICBC desperately needs real management

Ten months ago, I published Talking tough, empty words and empty head, a piece mocking Attorney General Shirley Bond in her role as lead ICBC overseer. Shortly after, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon took responsibility for the insurance company from Bond. In August, a Ministry of Finance review confirmed what Northern Insights readers already knew. The ...

Northern Insight: More lipstick please

Is Shirley Bond the Attorney General or a new arrival to this province? She sounds like the latter in presenting another BC Liberal plan to address backlogs and improve management of court cases. After almost 12 years of mismanagement, why would BC Liberals now have ability or willingness to solve chronic failures within the legal ...

Northern Insight: Public consultation without the public

More fine work from the at The Victoria Times Colonist. Katie Derosa explores the provincial government’s fake public consultation about police reform. Province’s policing consultation called a ‘farce’: BC Liberals consult on policing plan “The Justice Ministry on Wednesday announced its “public engagement” strategy – consisting of closed-door meetings with invite-only stakeholders and a blog ...