EDITORIAL – Throne Speech masterfully vague yet crystal clear

Premier Christy Clark and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon before reading of Throne Speech. (B.C. Govt photo)
Premier Christy Clark and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon before reading of Throne Speech. (B.C. Govt photo)

THRONE SPEECHES are always vague (governments preferring to keep the good stuff for budgets) but the one delivered Tuesday in Victoria was masterfully done — so bereft of specifics yet so clear in its key messages.

Mel columnhed-27jan2017Most of it was spent praising what the Liberals have already done for us on jobs, healthcare, education and so on.

There was mention of external “risks,” especially a weak global economy and expanding protectionism. In other words, now wouldn’t be a good time to think about changing governments.

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