NEW GOVERNMENT GOVERNANCE MODEL TO DELIVER A CITIZEN-FOCUSSED WORKFORCE, REDUCED WAIT TIMES, MANDATORY PROVISION OF EMAIL, GREATER FOI TRANSPARENCY, LIMIT ON EXECUTIVE SALARIES
The Leader of the BC Citizens First Party, Mr. Phillip Ryan, today announced a wide ranging set of policy initiatives which will drive a massive re-focus of government onto supporting BC Citizens and delivering faster service to all BC Citizens. The New Governance Model includes the creation of Account Managers as a point of contact for regular on-going citizen customers of government establishments; delivering faster and more efficient Call Centres with reduced wait times of no longer than 10 minutes compared to typical 2 hour waits at some current BC government centres; greater Freedom of Information access and turnaround efficiency; and the mandatory use of email by all government organizations.
Mr. Ryan also announced that no government employee , or any organization which receives government funding will be allowed to have an annual salary (including benefits) greater than that received by the Premier of BC.
MEDIA RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2017
The Leader of the BC Citizens First Party, Mr. Phillip Ryan, today announced a range of significant and wide-ranging public policy initiatives aimed at making all Members of the BC Legislature more accountable for their actions – irrespective of the political party to which they belong.
These include (but are not limited to) banning second jobs for MLAs, banning cash for access events, banning overseas political donations, creating a Political Practices Commission to ensure MLAs keep their election promises to citizens, rotating candidate names on ballot papers to eliminate ‘donkey voting’ and providing citizens with the educational qualifications of candidates on ballot papers etc.
MEDIA RELEASE - MONDAY MARCH 13, 2017
The Leader of the BC Citizens First Party, Mr. Phillip Ryan, said today that it is time for the corruption of the BC electoral system to stop – immediately! This was his comment as he highlighted for the first time an entirely new party donation sham which is possible under the current ineffective BC Elections laws!
Mr. Ryan said it is immoral for the BC Liberals and the BC NDP to be taking money from overseas donors.
“It is also immoral for both of the major parties to be charging individuals, corporations and unions thousands of dollars in order to attend events with their party MLAs, Ministers and Shadow Ministers.
It is even worse when the major party Leaders and their Ministers are attending private dinners in private homes where attendees have paid large amounts of money in order to gain privileged access to government decision-makers
It is corrupt for lobbyists and others to also hide the real donors of money behind corporate and lobbying firewalls which are hidden from BC citizens.
It is a conflict of interest when a Premier tops up her salary with money private party donors, as the BC Liberals have done for the last 15 years”
However, the problem with political party donation in BC is even far worse than the public already knows from recent investigations by the national and local media. The Leader of the new BC Citizens First Party, Mr. Phillip Ryan, has discovered that you don’t even need to be a Canadian citizen in order to officially set up a political party in BC.
Mr. Ryan said that under the current ‘Swiss Cheese’ BC Election laws, non-Canadian citizens residing overseas can easily set up a political party in BC. Under the current flawed BC party registration laws in BC you don’t even need to be a Canadian Citizen to set up a political party in BC. You don’t even need to be located in B.C. All you need to do is say that your primary purpose is to field candidates at the next provincial election – which could be four years away at the time of your party registration, and concurrently set up a virtual bogus website saying just that – whether you mean it or not. You can set up a shared office and bank account in BC for your new party and simply appoint anyone as a financial representative.
Then what is even worse, once registered as a BC political party, the overseas owners of the new off-shore BC political party can start to issue BC Tax Credits to anyone in BC who donates or launders money to them – effectively giving all the money launderers a tax credit for 75% of any donations up to $100 (up to a maximum tax credit of $500 for a donation of $1,150) which all BC taxpayers end up losing and paying to the scammers.
“It is a great way to ultimately move money out of the country and simultaneously give a BC government tax credit to your fellow scammers! This is scandalous” said Mr. Ryan .
“BC Citizens of Canada should be the only people participating in the election processes for BC – as candidates, voters, party members or party donors” said Mr. Ryan.
As a result of these and other major concerns with elections and governance in BC the BC Citizens First Party today announced that it will immediately after the May 9th election:
Mr. Ryan was therefore highly critical of the new legislation being proposed to be introduced into the BC Legislature today which will apparently require real time disclosure of party donations. “Real time disclosure does nothing to stop the complete corruption of our electoral system by the major political parties” said Mr. Ryan. “This isn’t the problem that needs to be fixed. The real problem is the abusive attitude by party management, party leaders, and party administrators in BC, many of whom are currently before the Courts for their abuse of power on a whole range of issues. It just shows that abuse is a key criteria for political leadership and promotion in this province. Well the citizens of BC have had enough!”, said Mr. Ryan
Mr. Ryan accordingly announced a number of other major parliamentary reforms on behalf of the BC Citizens First Party. These include new initiatives which will:
Contact Party Leader: Phillip Ryan, Cell: 604-355-4069, firstname.lastname@example.org. Party Headquarters: 170-422 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4. An Elections BC Registered Party
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