Saturday, November 19, 2005

Municipal Elections

I am drinking my tea and listening to my favourite talk radio CKNW review the results of the local elections... any chance to listen to CKNW is good. Municiple politics are quite fascinating and it is critical that people vote. I particularly love listening to Michael Smith's commentary on the political happenings in the province.

Just heard that Kurt Alberts is the mayor in Langley which I am happy about. Surrey has a new mayor.

I am still somewhat stunned by the actions by our MLA's in BC. I think it is a slap in the face to the teachers in this province and to all public sector union workers. What were they thinking? How can this be good news?

Thank the God Lord it is Saturday evening. Two days of rest.

8 comments:

thomasw said...

yes i am pleased that krut alberts won.

indeed, that pay raise all of the MLAs gave to themselves was very poorly timed. I hope gordo and mikey Da Young-one will be so generous to me, a simple god-fearing teacher:)

thomasw said...

btw, you incorrectly spelled municipal in the title :P

RW said...

thank you

Simply Victoria said...

did you vote in your municipal elections?
I did. which is rare.
school trustees were a big issue this election though.
according to my papa-in-law (recently retired high-school teacher) there were a few who made some 'unsavory' comments during the strike, something about how teachers will just have to work harder to prove themselves worthy.
and our school board, sadly, is notorious for it's lack of support for it's teachers.
so I voted.
the MLA's, wow, it's just so disillusioning, and I have to resist political apathy.
it's hard some days though...

RW said...

Yes I voted. I am fortunate in that several of the people running including the mayor live in Fort Langley and are present in the community.

School board candidates were harder to find; which is ironic since they are responsible for a large budget. I have heard a rumour that the BC Govnt is thinking of eliminating the school board and created something similiar to Fraser Valley Regional Health Board - the boards would be bigger and the members of the board would be appointed and not elected? Not sure how I feel about that.

Matthew Francis said...

Hey there Victoria,
Do you think we could still cajole Kurt into running for Mayor of Chilliwack?

Matthew Francis said...

I mean Victoria's husband Kurt, of course, there's probably some rule prohibiting Mr. Alberts from taking over two municipalities... some form of Lower Mainland imperialism!

Simply Victoria said...

hahaha.
I've tried, but he believes in working his way up.
today, president of parish council, tomorrow, the world!!

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