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Christy Clark can now officially, at least in the minds of British Columbians, run the province.

Christy Clark can now officially, at least in the minds of British Columbians, run the province.

She said she was too busy running the province to participate in all-candidate forums in the Vancouver-Point Grey by-election she won Wednesday. Too busy to field questions from constituents? We feel sorry for the residents of Vancouver-Point Grey. They now have an MLA who is likely too busy to represent them.

In addition, Clark and the Liberals should take note that the newly minted premier only scored a narrow victory in a riding that should have been pretty safe one for the Liberals (however it has gone NDP before).

Maybe, just maybe, if she had taken the time to actually face some of her constituents and answer their questions she might have fared better. But that’s not the way for politicians these days. Controlling the message is more important than facing the public.

Now that Clark is an actual MLA again, she should have to face tough questions from the opposition in the legislature. Or will she take a page from her predecessor and severely limit the amount of sitting days?

Wouldn’t that be the irony of all ironies; cutting out of all-candidates forums because one is too busy running the province, but cutting back on legislative sitting days because there isn’t much business to attend to?

– Prince George Free Press