Saturday, August 04, 2012

We Outlawed the Potlach for B.C. First Nations

But not for our unelected, unelectable and outgoing premier, Crispy Clark.   Her credit card statements for 2011/12 fiscal year just came in to the tune of $475K.

Madame premier wracked up a tab of $3,267.66 at Ferris Oyster Bar in Victoria and $2,279 at Bishops in Vancouver.   Her Rogers and Telus cell phone bills added a further $100,000.

To put this in some perspective, premier Crispy more than doubled the annual tab run up by her predecessor, Gordo "I only had a couple of beers, officer" Campbell.


Troy said...

How are a potlatch, and Clark's personal spending in any way the same?
A potlatch is about the wealthy and powerful giving back to the community, whereas Clark's personal spent lavishly on herself.
A hundred years ago, during the Laurier government, my ancestors' kukpi (representative) traveled eastward, and returned, saying of the poverty they encountered, "In our communities, our leaders would have to shoot themselves if they allowed such conditions to exist in our communities."

The Mound of Sound said...

No, Troy, it's a reference to her restaurant tabs where she invited her pals to wine & dine. No derogatory FN reference intended.

But, while I have you here, any update on the Northern Gateway business?

You're of what we commonly know as the Shuswap Nation, aren't you?

Anyong said...

If the Yukon has its way, BC won't have to worry about the pipeline running across its territory.

Anyong said...

That is the North West Territories..mistake corrected