In the past three years, 200,000 foul have been killed in the Fraser
Valley because of bird flu.
Vancouver City Council is proposing chickens in Vancouver's back
yards, It all fits, don't you see. Junkies on the way home from the
safe injection site to their free bachelor apartment can swipe a
chicken for dinner.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
British Columbia's top native leaders are meeting for a special assembly in Nanaimo this week to debate the principles of the proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act. The law would not only turn back the clock on the Crown's 150-year-old claim to the province's land and resources, but also would set up a commission with the goal of reconstituting the existing 203 native bands in B.C. into 30 indigenous governments.
Premier Campbell is trying to get this into law in the next four weeks.
In theory, this is a wonderful thing.
Recognize native rights and claims and give natives the opportunities to control industries and resources.
In practice? In recent history?
Just what we all need, 30 new governments.
And what will that cost all of us, including aboriginals?
And what corruption, pettiness and favoritism - which have been the watchwords of so much native governance in recent past decades - will those new bureaucracies bring?
Be careful what you wish for.
In his strange and mysterious desire to be the best friend B.C. aboriginals ever had, Gordon Campbell may just set in motion one of the worst boondoggles this boon-prone territory has ever experienced.
Posted by David Berner at 9:40 AM
Indian Affairs is criticized.
So? Business as usual.
Indian Affairs deserves to be criticized. Heck, it barely deserves to exist.
So what does the federal government do?
Do they try to correct the problems.
Of course not.
They pay taxpayers dollars t hire Hill & Knowlton, Canada's largest and priciest PR firm to manage the spin.
This is how government works.
Posted by David Berner at 9:33 AM