On April 8, 2013, Premier Christy Clark visited Lord Tennyson Elementary School in Vancouver. There with the backdrop of photogenic students, Clark announced funding for seismic upgrades to 45 high-risk schools across BC — including Tennyson.
“Absolutely nothing is more important than keeping our kids safe,” said Clark in her speech at the school.
And why did she announce the funding just eight days before the launch of an election campaign?
“Earthquakes don’t wait until elections are over,” Clark said. “I am going to make sure we do the things we said we were going to do right up until the writ is dropped.”
In 2005, the BC Liberals promised to complete seismic upgrades to high risk schools by 2020. Eight days prior to the 2013 election, Clark renewed that same promise to British Columbia parents.
Last week, she broke it. Continue reading Hit your government like a ton of bricks. Before your kids get buried under them.