Soon, John Horgan and his new NDP cabinet will be sworn in as the next government of British Columbia.
Last week I introduced you to Horgan’s Chief of Staff and chief destroyer former Communist, Geoff Meggs, and now meet his Director of Operations, Kate Van Meer-Mass, also from the NDP’s municipal farm team.
Van Meer-Mass is from Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan’s office, arguably even more of an NDP stronghold than Vancouver.
The Burnaby Citizens Association controls the entire city council and Mayor’s office. But Van Meer-Mass has experience as an original destroyer having worked on Rachel Notely’s transition team when the NDP took power in Alberta in 2015.
Van Meer-Mass was one of the imported staffers from BC that outraged so many Albertans and was part of the inspiration for Sheila Gunn Reid’s best selling book The Destroyers.
With only a week to go until they taste power, the NDP have already begun to do what they do best — waste taxpayer money.
Horgan announced that along with his new destroyer hirings, he’d be setting up a new office to manage the working relationship the NDP and the Green Party must have on confidence and supply matters, so they’ve created a new slate of bureaucrats to be hired in what is being called the "Confidence and Supply Agreement Secretariat".
These new hires will be working out of the Premier's office and will no doubt be provided with plumb six figure salaries.
But the public shouldn’t be on the hook for the cost of the new office or the staff to co-ordinate what is a political agreement between two political parties.
The NDP and Greens should be running this office with their own funds since it’s their decision to enter into a precarious power sharing agreement that is, as I see it, destined to fail within a year.