Update, LateNight Wednesday: It took an extra day, what with the faux outrage over Enbridge's Kazoostone Cops thing in Michigan, but the announcement was for a mere $80 million....When, we wonder, will the Goodship Watercarrier bemoan the Photo-Op Queen's demonstrated penchant for making promises we can't pay for?
But, in fact, we only learned of Kevin Falcon's scolding of unfunded mandates a couple of weeks ago.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has sent an extraordinary warning to members of his own government, telling them not to make flashy spending announcements with-out first having their budgets fully approved.
In an April letter obtained by The Vancouver Sun, Falcon told all his cabinet colleagues they must submit press releases and other announcement details to him or his deputy minister before a capital project can be made public.
"There was a bit of drifting off message," Falcon said in an interview Thursday, explaining the need for his warning...
What' the Queen of the Photo-Op up to now?
Well, the good folks up in the swingin' Loops think, perhaps, that she's heading their way to make a big announcement.
Andrea Klassen has the story in Kamloops This Week:
Premier Christy Clark is headed back to Kamloops for the second time in two weeks.
Clark’s press secretary, Mike Morton, confirmed the premier will be in the city on Wednesday, July 11, for an event of “particular interest.”...
...Though details of this week's visit are limited, some are theorizing Clark will announce partial funding for the Royal Inland Hospital’s site master plan...
Me, I'm still waiting, with fishbaited breath for the 'sudden' announcement that her Photo-Oppenwiserheimerness is leaving politics so that she can parachute into the new and exclusive west coast SunNews slot...