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FORSETH: A number of years ago The Eagles released a song entitled, “Get Over It” -- the lyrics seems appropriate to the situation

BC Education Minister Rob Fleming
- photo BC government YouTube video

A media release from the BC governments Education Ministry, this morning, stated:

Hundreds more Vancouver students will soon be learning in a safe school as seismic upgrades are coming to David Livingstone Elementary.

Nothing is more important than the safety of our students,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.

So, what exactly does “soon be learning” mean to the government, when it comes to the “safety of our children”?

Well apparently soon, at least to this government, means work will begin over a year from now (Spring 2021) ... and being completed will take nearly two and a half years (Fall 2023).

Which is why I find this statement from Vancouver – Kensington NDP MLA Mable Elmore little more than propaganda ... and an excuse, at taxpayer expense, to take a shot at the opposition party. 

People in our community have been waiting for David Livingstone Elementary to be upgraded, so we can be sure that children will be protected at school,” said Mable Elmore, MLA for Vancouver - Kensington.

Over and over again this government, which has been in office now for over two and a half years, feels the need to blame their own slow progress - on numerous files - on everyone but themselves.

A number of years ago, The Eagles recorded and released a song entitled, “Get Over It”.  To me at least, the lyrics seems appropriate to the situation:

I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me"
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat

Get over it, get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

BC Finance Minister Carole James
Dear Premier Horgan, and Education Minister Rob Fleming ...

The 2019 budget, of Finance Minister Carole James, allocated $791 million, over three years, for seismic upgrades throughout BC.

Can you please just get the work underway at David Livingstone Elementary, and other schools needing these seismic upgrades? Get it underway ... get it started now ... and quit blaming others for your own delays.

Seriously ... it's time to Get Over It!


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