The Lessons of Dave Barrett

I see things haven’t changed much with the BC Liberal government’s policies, they are the same old, same old Bennett policies and just as bad as ever. Click here to learn more or read an excerpt below.

 

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Dave Barrett back then ‘believed in planned development…and what later would be called ‘sustainable development.’

 

Those who don’t remember Wacky Bennett have no idea how badly he ran the province. Yes, he created BC Ferries and BC Hydro — but he also gave away billions to the Americans in underpriced energy, and governed as a one-man operation.

His legislature was filled with part-time MLAs who didn’t even have a question period, or a Hansard to record their deliberations. Social services were abysmal. Education was just good enough to school a new generation that — having been strapped when it misbehaved — dreamed of something better. (A big investor in that era once told me Bennett was “terrified” of educated people.)

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