Lately it's been all but impossible to ignore the BC Rail sale. The unfortunate souls who's jobs have been slashed have made it quite clear that they're upset. And they have every right to be.
During their first outburst at the council meeting I was moved by the passion and hopelessness of people on the verge of unemployment. I recognize that nervous tension all to clearly as it wasn't long ago that I too lost my job.
When faced with the news I wish I could say that I bravely sucked it up and moved on with my life. Well, I did, but not before throwing a chair at the person giving me the news. Loosing a good job is an absolutely horrible experience and to add insult to injury the news comes just before Christmas.
Like I said, the first misdirected outburst was acceptable, however the latest scene during the districts Nexon lands announcement crossed a bridge too far. What little sympathy the enraged BC Rail workers once had is now completely gone. I understand you're pissed off and you want to tear a strip off the person responsible. Well then your fight is with the man who sold you out behind closed doors. And that man is Gordon Campbell.
Your treatment of our Mayor is no better than the kid wrongfully expelled from school beating up the fat kid because he's too gutless to take on the principal. Yes our mayor looks the fool for stepping into waters that has Gordon playing him for a patsy. But if you think for a moment Ian could in any way have saved your jobs well then you better wake up and face the bitter reality that you're not only unemployed, you've been played for a patsy as well. Make no mistake, right now Gordon Campbell is laughing at you and your family. He just once again sold a public asset for a song and he's getting off scott free as you shamelessly misdirect your attacks.
Just look at how the deal went down. A public company that was making millions was sold for next to nothing. During the process CP walked away saying the deal has already been made and this sale is a sham. It's also reported that CN expects to make 100 million dollars a year from the sale.
Sounds like another day in BC Liberal paradise.
You want to make a difference? Focus your venomous hatred on sending a clear message to the crook who stole your job. Flood the premier's office with letters, phone calls and emails. Send letters to the editor of the major papers and express your concern about his blatant disregard for your family and our province. Or you can continue to rough up cancer patients and middle men, tactics no doubt playing right into the gleeful hands of the committee to re-elect Gordo. Make no mistake he will be re-elected and it has everything to do with your misdirected behavior. After all, if the families he destroys don't take him to task why should anyone else?