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Remember the Less Fortunate at Xmas Reminds Premier

Saturday, December 24, 2016 @ 9:08 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark has issued the following Christmas statement:

This Christmas, in communities throughout British Columbia, homes will be filled with warmth, love, and the spirit of giving.

“For many of us, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. For all of us, the holiday season is a chance to spend time with the people we love.

“However you choose to celebrate the season, we can best honour the spirit of Christmas by remembering the less fortunate – our neighbours who struggle to make ends meet, or put a roof over their children’s heads. If you have the time or money to lend a helping hand, you can make a tremendous difference in someone’s life.

“From my family to yours, I wish all British Columbians a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a very happy 2017.”


She should practice what she preaches

Agreed Stillsmokin, BC is the only province in Canada that does not have a Poverty Reduction Plan. Nearly seventeen (17) years for her government to do something meaningful for the poor and NO ACTION… maybe we should “think” about that when election day comes this spring!

    How much has poverty been reduced by in those Provinces that have a Poverty Reduction Plan? And why is it only a ‘reduction’ plan? Shouldn’t the objective be to ‘eliminate’ poverty?

She did. She remembered them just long enough to tell the rest of us how we should do what her government doesn’t……subsidize care for the poor through our support of an ad hoc welfare system by donation.

Merry Christmas and a happy 2017 indeed! What a piece of work she is!

And thanks to her every year there are more ” less fortunate”

And to all you four posters (above):
IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO on this very traditional Holiday Season???
What are YOU doing to make life better for those around you?

Our Government may not be perfect but they are doing SOMETHING!

Best Wishes to ALL.

    I am doing a Christmas for a single mother and 6 children, what are you doing?

    “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so”. Industry Minister James Moore has apologized for the controversial remarks he made over the weekend after critics accused him of saying the federal government doesn’t have a role in ending child poverty in Canada. Ironically, Moore was commenting on a report that found B.C. has the worst rates of child poverty in the country. While he was technically correct to suggest child poverty falls under provincial jurisdiction, his comments were criticized as “dismissive” and Scrooge-like, especially given the Christmas season.”

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    nuffsnuff1 displays that a-typical Neo-Liberal Con thinking and approach, they tried it in Alberta suggesting that Albertans “look at themselves first”, off-loading responsibilities onto the voting public, and we all know how well that went over. Most of us “bleeding heart” lefties care more about “our neighbour’s child”, and volunteer more in our communities, than most (think only of me, and what is mine) Neo-Liberal Cons ever have.

    So if Christy is serious in her well wishes and concerns for our less fortunate and poor, lets see her move on developing a Poverty Reduction Plan! It is an absolute disgrace that BC is the only province in Canada that does not have one!!!

I’ll admit that I haven’t done much to help the less fortunate this holiday season other than donating a bag of non perishable food items. However the great thing about “giving” is that there is no expiration date. The less fortunate will always need our warmth, love and support beyond the “season of giving”.

Yes the Government is doing SOMETHING, raising ICBC, MSP and hydro next year. Please tell us, what you did to help those around us. I can not afford to help. With all the increases coming.

We give because we can and want to. The political fights go on but so do those in need, Merry Christmas everyone and may the new year bring change and prosperity throughout

Yes the Government is doing SOMETHING, raising ICBC, MSP and hydro next year,Therefor i am certain there will be many more unfortunate next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

I’m thankful the NDP isn’t running things.

    Great Comment!

    The last time BC had a surplus budget was when the NDP was in power. They know how to run our economy.

      lol, good one. Is that before or after the Fast Ferries? Before or after our housing prices dropped 50%? Before or after they refused to log Tweedsmuir Park, and the pine beetle epidemic couldn’t be handled? Its so confusing keeping track of the NDP blunders, but then I just look over to Alberta and I’m reminded quickly of their devastation.

Yes merry Christmas Krusty. I hope that you don’t choke on your turkey.

I see by the posts them that lost complain the most LOL.

Yes I can honestly say that the person who is supposed to be running this province has not brought any joy to many people in this province. No money for anything to make life better for many people but we can spend 10-15 billion dollars on site C that is not needed.

    That’s a good point, Oldman 1. But then the Province doesn’t have the sovereign authority to ‘create’ money. It can only ‘borrow’ it, or try to take it off anyone who has some. To borrow it, a financial asset is created, one which is reflected in a corresponding physical ‘productive’ asset ~ the Site C dam. If it was borrowed “…to make life better for many people” that’s for a primarily ‘consumptive’ purpose, not a ‘productive’ one. Security for the loan disappears as the money is spent on consumption, and there’s also not much possibility it could ever be paid back. As for taxing further…., well, the negative effects of doing that are likely to far outweigh the positive ones.

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