Process Standards needed in B.C.

Do you like to know whether something was performed ethically or not?

Do you like to know whether something was performed ethically or not? Then find the facts and numbers, and the process too. For example, hockey games give the right to win because the ref made accurate and fair calls.

Ask John Rustad what kind of negotiation process standards exist between the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) and First Nations People. Perhaps he’ll hide, like when I challenged him to a public debate. Rustad can’t give you a decent answer, only lofty words similar to “reconciliation”.

In the Supreme Court of Canada case between the Tsilhqot’in Nation (Chilcotin) against the Province, reconciliation is between First Nations People and the broader society, public interest and Canadians, not only the Province. (para. 1, 16, 24, 71, 86, 118, 125, 139, 152, [SCC 44, 2014] ). Ask Mr. Rustad why he does not include us in the process. The Supreme Court of Canada document does.

Overall, I like paying taxes; but not for unnecessary court cases which the public opposes. Politicians should not misrepresent the public. A process that is transparent and accountable to all; otherwise, the BC Liberals are to blame.

In my upcoming book, The Standard 18, one of the 18 standards gives long-term solutions of negotiation and reconciliation in BC. The beauty of it – I can defend it in public, and want to improve it after public feedback. One main feature is to measure rights to success in BC. Exciting for us all.

Surely we all want jobs, economic growth, health care, and money in our pockets, but what about the process? Are you okay to pay off the ref in the playoffs for your team to win?

Be the ref now. Rustad and the BC Liberals saved up your tax dollars to convince you at pre-election time, dumping billions of dollars back at you, to earn your votes. In fact, they spent your tax dollars in government ads. Are you convinced? Do you think it is ethical that a government ad and a liberal party ad can be aired at the same period so close to the election? I don’t.

On March 28, 2017, Neil Godbout, Managing Editor for the Prince George Citizen, wrote that funding announcements in the Prince George region was zero in March 2015. In 2016, there were only 3 in March, worth about $3 million over 3 years to Forestry, and Aboriginal skills training. In March 2017, over 18 announcements, worth over $315,000,000.

Neil Godbout wrote, “The B.C. Liberals must think their Prince George constituents are dumb as a sack of hammers and have the memory of a gnat based on the increasingly embarrassing string of funding announcements this spring, just before the election period officially gets underway on April 11.”

Here in the Nechako-Lakes riding, how was your tax money saved up, and then plopped back with promises here only recently? Did you find out?

– Al Trumpuh,

PO Box 1051 Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0