RARELY IS THERE AGREEMENT between the BC Liberals and NDP, especially during Question Period in the Legislature, but they came close to it this week on the issue of random assaults and prolific offenders.
The Libs hammered at Attorney-General David Eby all week long, continuing what they’d started the week before, and at the end of it received this rather surprising acknowledgement: “I share the member’s concern,” he told MLA Shirley Bond, but qualified it with, “to a point.”
More on that in a minute.
Favourite word of the week was “horrific,” used frequently both by Eby and his Liberal antagonists to describe the thefts and many random street attacks in communities throughout the province.
One after another, Liberal MLAs piled up examples of the “horrific” attacks and egregious thefts from businesses.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.