“I don’t really want to get into the specifics because she’s gone, let her leave with grace. You don’t have to beat people up.”
With that statement MLA Darryl certainly provided a notable example of Orwellian Newspeak.
To make that statement after having, at length, denounced Christy Clark for having no “moral compass’; of not “always trying to do the right thing” but of making decisions “with political calculations front-of-mind”; and of having “$6 billion of surpluses and not [be] doing things for people in need”; is hypocrisy wrapped in insincerity.
While one cannot say, at this point in time, what the final costs of Horgan’s Folly will be, or how painful paying for the removal of tolls will be, one can say the costs and pain of removing the Port Mann tolls will be felt long after the political popularity purchased by removing the tolls is gone.
In blathering on about the NDP keeping an election promise, the media once again fails to ask important questions. For example: is the removal of the bridge tolls a promise that should ever have been made, much less kept.
That the NDP are keeping an election promise will not make paying the consequences of Horgan’s Folly any less costly or painful.
Listening to Premier Horgan hold forth on the removal of tolls from Vancouver’s two toll bridges, the differences between the words and the facts caused me to wonder if Premier Horgan listened to the words emerging from his mouth.
By far the silliest question I have entertained in quite some time.