July 10, 2017

“A Tale of Two Premiers” emerges in wake of raging BC wildfires

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Over 200 wildfires are burning in British Columbia today, prompting the province to declare its first state of emergency since 2003. 

Wildfires are still top of mind for Western Canadians after the Fort McMurray wildfire that devastated the city and the heart of our oil and gas industry, so it's no surprise that Albertans were among the first to organize relief efforts in getting supplies and money over to BC.

We thank our generous neighbours for that support.

But, when disaster strikes, the spotlight isn’t only on the grassroots support from our friends and neighbours but also on our politicians since it’s truly up to them to coordinate efforts to prevent the fires from threatening properties and lives.

And given the unique situation BC is in with Premier-designate John Horgan to be sworn in with his new government on July 18, it was quite the contrast of reactions by outgoing Premier Christy Clark and incoming Premier Mr. Horgan.

Watch as I contrast the slow response from the NDP and Horgan who only visited with evacuees after a last minute cancellation of his attendance at the Victoria Pride Parade, versus outgoing Premier Clark who spent the entire weekend meeting with those affected and coordinating relief efforts with the federal government.

Several fires are burning thousands of hectares right now, so both the outgoing and incoming governments should be scrambling to tender contracts to get some of those Martin Mars water bombers, similar to the contracts Rachel Notley infamously cut ahead of the wildfire season that resulted in the Fort Mac fire.

Maybe Christy Clark should hold Horgan's hand for the next eight days to ensure that the NDP ineptitude we saw in Alberta doesn't repeat itself in British Columbia.

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commented 2017-07-12 00:16:16 -0400
Ironically the NDPIGS follow their mentors in Alberta and burn the province down. I was in Salmon Arm BC on Monday and the smoke clouded out the sun and affected the senses. It’s not just a few communities affected.
Victoria is the centre of climate pollution, but they act like the virtue authorities.
It’s ok, they’ll be under water soon and so will all their shit
commented 2017-07-11 11:37:24 -0400
Christy Clark comes out ’smelling like a rose ’ ❤️

and the Ndp and Greens – ALL leftist parties – , as usual, stink 😖💔
commented 2017-07-11 02:42:07 -0400
May the 4th be with you Allan, ;-) However, they MAY have learned from the east: There is never a gravy train that you can’t shove your head into. Shame when that gravy runs out though…nobody likes the hang-over or the tab for the cab ride home.
commented 2017-07-10 21:06:52 -0400
BC proves the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. They don’t learn from their mistakes.
2. They don’t learn from the mistakes of others.
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.

May a fourth is in order.
4. They double down on stupid.
commented 2017-07-10 19:37:17 -0400
How much carbon is being released by the inaction on dealing with the fires and same for the Ft Mac fire? So funny how these parties suddenly do not give a damn about carbon being released in massive amounts when it could be prevented to some extent! Oh right , there is nothing in it for them and they do not get to meddle in peoples lives , so they care little.
commented 2017-07-10 19:35:08 -0400
The so called government of the people is ignoring the needs of the people once again. And some people used to wonder why i call them commies.
commented 2017-07-10 19:34:07 -0400
Mongrel you got that right, he only sees the rest of BC as a tax base and lives to meddle in.
commented 2017-07-10 19:04:33 -0400
Horgan is one of those B/C NDP politicians who climbs to the top of the Victoria legislature and figures all he surveys plus greater Vancouver constitutes the province. He probably doesn’t even know that 100 Mile House exists.
commented 2017-07-10 17:42:05 -0400
WILSON , we are going to have a prolonged fire season , so keep us up to date on the tale of 3 premiers