A not-so-good Shepard busy attacking NDP
Todd Stone, B.C. Liberal candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson, attacked NDP Leader Adrian Dix’s ad, labelling it an “attack ad.”
When one compares Dix’s ad to the Concerned Citizens of B.C. (CCBC) ad, anyone with any sense can clearly see the mean-spirited Liberal attempt to hold onto political power.
Stone compares his run for political office to a job interview. I suggest he get in the unemployment line with the rest of his Liberal buddies.
Jim Shepard is fronting the shadowy CCBC group that is running attack ads worth $1 million, all targetting Dix.
Transparency is the furthest thing from the CCBC, which uses an iStock image of happy people to identify itself on its website.
Shepard’s new group even borrowed the name of Kevin Falcon’s old group from the 1990s — Concerned Citizens of B.C.
Shepard, who ran Canfor using political manipulation to pressure the Liberal government to change laws on tenure and allowable cut, is now a concerned citizen?
Shepard, longtime business leader — first with Finning, then Canfor — has been a staunch federal Conservative and moved Finning’s head office to Edmonton from Vancouver in the 1990s, claiming the New Democrats were socialists.
He adopted a lower profile once the Liberals were in power, returning to the forefront only last year when he accepted a $1-a-year posting as economic adviser to Premier Christy Clark.
It seems Shepard may have skeletons in his own closet as he was a director of BC Rail from 2001 to 2003.
Voters will remember the BC Rail scandal, the HST fiasco and various other boondoggles by the Liberals.
With the Liberals’ credibility already at an all-time low because of the HST double-cross and now promising to make a $1.5-billion deficit disappear, it seems “Dancing with Bollywood Stars,” which will cost B.C. taxpayers $11 million, isn’t enough to convince voters to believe in the BC Liberals.
According to Ipsos Reid, some 72 per cent of B.C. voters do not believe the budget is balanced.
The BC Liberal Party has run its course and has deceived the people of B.C. long enough.
On Nov. 3, 2010, Gordon Campbell, on the day he resigned as premier, said, “Politics can be a nasty business.”
To prove that point, Campbell, perhaps the most despised politician in the history of B.C., assumed his responsibilities as Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom.
He was appointed on Sept. 15, 2011, by the federal Conservatives for his role in the HST money grab.