Spin alert! So, BC political news is all a-twitter this morning with rumours that the BC NDP has been scheming around with legislative funds, to the tune of $200k a year. Particularly shocking after the Liberals have been in so much trouble for something similar, no?
Here’s iPolitic’s write-through of this supposed scandal:
Leaked portions . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Spin Alert: BC NDP Scheming with Public Funds? Not quite.
From the Legislature today:
On the ethnic outreach memo controversy:
The Premier has made a categorical assertion, not weeks ago, days ago, that this was not the case. Now, I appreciate that new information may come forward, and the Premier may feel she was incorrect a number of days ago. But that information clearly was . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: “None of my staff were involved in this, aside from creating it.”
In the quiet part of the legislative day before question period called Statements by Members, normally reserved for constituency updates, Premier Christy Clark rose and announced that Minister John Yap, Minister for Advanced Education and Multiculturalism, will step aside pending the investigation into the “ethnic outreach” memo that has been shaking up the . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Spin Alert: John Yap out of Cabinet and Under the Bus, What about Bloy? (Updated)
The BC cabinet has finished its non-emergency emergency meeting this evening, meeting with Premier Christy Clark, whom the media are now openly calling the “embattled premier.”
Speaking to reporters, Clark has apparently “apologized” for the “language used” in the ethnic Quick Wins document, saying that she had to “make it right.”
A few questions remain . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Spin Alert: Just what is Christy Clark apologizing for, exactly?
Just a few hours after issuing my first Spin Alert about the BC Liberal’s current leadership and political crisis, I’m back to issue yet another.
Here’s the current spin. Diamond Isinger, a strong social media presence who’s created a really important blog highlighting sexism in Canadian politics, is also a past paid employee of the . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Spin Alert: “They do it too, so we’re not so bad.”