NCLGA President Takes Heat over Letter
Prince George, Last Friday the North Central Local Government Association sent a letter to the Lieutenant Governor questioning the constitutionality of the agreement between the NDP and the Green Party. ( see previous story)
That letter sparked a backlash over the weekend for NCLGA President Shaely Wilbur.
The letter questioned if the agreement , which has the three elected Greens, propping up the NDP to form government, “fetters” the independent thinking of MLAs. If so, is the agreement constitutional?
Wilbur says the letter was not meant to be partisan, “It was just a question of, is this the case? If so, please take it into consideration. If it’s not, then please disregard. We didn’t expect any out come from it, we just were voicing a concern. ”
Wilbur says she has been the subject of the “wrath” of some NCLGA members who took to social media to express their displeasure.
( below a tweet by Scott Elliott, a councillor in Quesnel, and who was the NDP candidate in the Cariboo North riding}
“Lots of members are upset about the letter” says Wilbur ” Well, it is what it is, so, we move onwards and upwards. We are here to advocate for all of North Central B.C. and that’s for everyone so that’s what we will continue to do.”
Wilbur says the NCLGA’s attention will now shift to examining the resolutions that were just passed at the most recent AGM “Our planning and priorities committee is going to look at those, and the Board’s going to sit down and look at the job that’s ahead of us, and that’s what we’re going to work on.” She says in the case of the letter to the Lieutenant governor, the NCLGA was simply looking at concerns that were put forward, and now it’s time to “Move on to the next job.”