Premier the queen of political flip-flops

Letter to the editor

Premier Christy Clark has engaged in more flip-flops than a freshly-landed salmon.

The brilliant cartoon by O.J. Heggen, July 22, contrasts Clark’s recent view that she couldn’t break David Hahn’s outrageous, legally binding contract, but as deputy premier helped the Liberals break the health workers contract.

Recent flip-flops also include her Liberal leadership positions on the HST, ranging from having the legislature vote on its abolition to opposing reduction of the HST from 12 to 10 per cent as it would be bribing taxpayers with their own money.

Perhaps the most amusing was her two-day turnabout on the future of the Senate – initially calling for its abolition and then posing two impractical thoughts on reform.

Whether the issue is serious – such as the massive HST tax shift from corporate taxes onto individuals – to her frivolous contradictions on the Senate, one wonders if she is really ready for prime time.

Can one trust an incoherent premier and a Liberal party preoccupied over the past two years with their HST debacle instead of governing in

the interest of the people,

rather than merely a party in decline?

Ron Faris

Victoria