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BREAKING: BC unveils 'Re-start 2.0'. The following thread breaks down what will resume when. Attached is an overview, but all of it with a caveat: Re-opening is based on dates AND data, so it's all dependent on meeting specific thresholds. @cbcnewsbc #cbc #bcpoli #bcleg #cdnpoli Image
*Personal Gatherings* (people you know):
-MAY 25th: indoor gatherings up to 5 people, or 1 other household
-JUNE 15th: outdoor gatherings up to 50 people
-JULY 1st: return to normal for indoor & outdoor gatherings
-SEPT. 7th: normal social contact
@cbcnewsbc #bcleg #bcpoli Image
*Organized Gatherings* (could be strangers):
-MAY 25th: indoor seated gatherings of 10 people, outdoor seated gatherings of 50 people
-JUNE 15th: indoor gatherings of 50 people
-JULY 1st: fairs and festivals can resume
-SEPT. 7th: concerts can resume
@cbcnewsbc #bcleg #bcpoli Image
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Outgoing Speaker Darryl Plecas has produced a “Speaker’s Forum” report w/ recommendations for the #bcleg. It contains… many reforms that target the media, which, I should point out, the Speaker has no authority over. But.
I will summarize them in this thread.
"Encourage the Legislative Press Gallery and other media to present news to the public more like an accessible briefing note on relevance and less like a story about villains and heroes.”
"Have an independent body provide an annual report card of the media’s coverage of the Legislative Assembly."
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BREAKING: BC releases geographical-specific #COVID19 data, breaking down case counts beyond health authorities. This sources health service delivery areas - pink is overall, purple is recent. NOTE: #Richmond has had 0 cases since at least May 18th. @cbcnewsbc #cbc #bcpoli #bcleg
NEW: Fascinating first look at virus origin in BC, using genome sequencing to trace where #COVID19 was picked up. NOTE: first surge of European-like / Eastern Canada cases stemmed from Vancouver dental conference outbreak. @cbcnewsbc #cbc #bcpoli #bcleg #cdnpoli #coronavirus
NEW: Here is a map overlaying the breakdown of local regions vs. where #coronavirus was picked up. NOTE: bulk of Metro Vancouver's cases had Washington State-like lineage (which also envelops similar genomic cases from other parts of US). @cbcnewsbc #cbc #bcpoli #bcleg #COVID19
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🚨B.C. Premier @JJHorgan says impact of social distancing on the economy, fate of school schedules and working with other governments are major challenges. Says K-12 is suspended for now. #bcpoli #coronavirus
@JJHorgan says "This is the time when all of us need to come together" and says co-operation between NDP, BC Liberals and Greens. Will #BCLeg return March 23? He says full legislature not needed, could have quorum of MLAs. (87 MLAs is over the temporary 50-person limit). #bcpoli
🚨Amid suspension of K-12 learning, B.C. Education Minister @Rob_Fleming says every student will receive a final mark. Graduation assessments will be postponed, but every student eligible to graduate will do so. #bcpoli #bced #coronavirus
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Warning - long twitter rant inspired by @Wilkinson4BC’s request that we not become “bogged down in political posturing” in regards to #PlecasReport and in response to the #bothsidesism running rampant throughout #bcpoli. 1/
There are, to me, two distinct streams to the #PlecasReport story. Which are, of course, related. #bcpoli 2/
First is about the excess & extravagant spending. I don’t doubt some of this may go back decades, through past govts & there are likely MLAs from various parties who could be implicated, just as likely MLAs from various parties who did not engage in this behaviour. #bcpoli 3/
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When I arrived at #bcleg 10 years ago, I clashed w/ MacMinn.
Asked him for basic $ details about MLA spending. Told no. Asked him for travel expenses. Told no. Asked to see #bcleg budget. Told no. There WERE no financial books.
So I doubt this is his accurate travel costs.
I remember one year he was asked politely to curtail legislature spending. He was so upset he turned around and in step 1 fired the parliamentary player students who dress up annually as the Queen, Sir James Douglas, etc.
MLAs backed off after that poison pill.
Anyone who thinks MacMinn was some sort of guardian of the public $ is either ill-informed or nuts. When he retired, he demanded continued pay as an emeritus clerk consultant. Turned into a scandal. Was forced to promise to donate his salary to #bcleg upon his death. Still alive.
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