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In which I am prescient

Last week, I tweeted this:

Today, I give you the second sentence of this Gary Mason interview.

Gordon Campbell and that pesky democracy thing

At least Paul Willcocks understands why we need the BC legislature:

Until last fall’s legislative session, for example, the government had insisted that everything was fine in the ministry of children and families, despite evidence of mounting problems that were leaving children at risk.

It took daily hammering by the NDP to force the government to admit that the system, battered by budget cuts and mismanagement, was in fact failing. Without the session, and the forum it provided, the Hughes inquiry and badly needed improvements might have been stalled. Children and families would have suffered as a result.

Cancelling the fall session is a supreme act of either arrogance or cynicism; either way, it’s the logical conclusion for a government that prefers phony accountability (such as the stage-managed “open” cabinet meetings) to the real thing. And it ought to cost the Liberals dearly.