Premier dumps cabinet committees on open government, families first

Andrew MacLeod, The Tyee

When British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announced new cabinet committees this week, she dropped four that had existed before the election, signalling the government’s shifting priorities.

Gone are committees on Families First, Jobs and Skills Training, and Open Government and Engagement, as well as a working group on Family Affordability.

They’ve been replaced with committees on a Secure Tomorrow and on a Strong Economy, and working groups on Liquefied Natural Gas and on the Core Review.

“Those that were first are no longer even there,” said Vincent Gogolek, the executive director of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association advocacy group. “The Families First premier? We haven’t heard much about that recently. We’ve heard even less about the Open Government premier.”….

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