We've spoken several times in recent days in this space about cuts to programs for mentally ill and addicted people on Vancouver Island.
Of course, those cuts of monies for important services are not restricted to the Island Health Authority.
The lovely and compassionate Kevin Falcon is being even-handed and fair in his demands across the board for everyone to suffer equally.
Justine Hunter has given us first-rate coverage of this mess in today's Globe.
Her opening lines sets the tone:
"The only residential addictions treatment program for youth in B.C.'s northwest is closing.
Struggling parents in the Downtown Eastside can count on less support to get them to counselling.
Over in Victoria, seniors' support is slashed and caseworkers for the mentally ill are laid off."
Read the piece and think hard about how you will vote in the next election.
This administration has become a poster child for "penny wise and pound foolish," as it squanders billions of ego-projects and attacks the weak and vulnerable with tiny cutbacks that mean the world to people who already have so little.