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It's the missed opportunities over the 2012 health ministry firings that will forever haunt the B.C. government. Instead of seizing opportunities to set the record straight, Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's report pointed to a pattern of falsehood piled upon falsehood.
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Ninety journalists at daily newspapers across the country are expected to lose their jobs.
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There's something about local government that brings out the worst in some people. Staff get spat on. Mayors and councillors are often the victims of what can only be described as cyberbullying. In some towns, process servers would be well-advised to offer volume discounts to local governments.
Seems like every generation since the Second World War has had a reason to flock to the suburbs. For our parents, it was a yard for us kids to play in and a respite from the supposedly crime-ridden cities. For my generation? Housing prices, thanks to a skyrocketing real estate market and boomers that never seem to tire of telling us we have no choice but to go east, young wo/man.
It would seem -- somewhere along the way -- the government decided doing something to British Columbians was easier than working for them.
Call it what you want bad damage control or poor deflection, but one thing is certain: the Ministry of Health's attempts to put those 2012 firings behind them aren't working out so well.
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