The deal was announced the next day by Premier Christy Clark at the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ convention in Victoria. It included the immediate corking of the controversial privatization of the Liquor Distribution Branch.
I requested, via Freedom of Information, a copy of the labour accord from the Ministry of Labour. After the Sept. 5 cabinet shuffle, Jobs, Tourism and Investment Minister Pat Bell also became Labour Minister. My request was processed and, on Oct. 29, I received notice that the Ministry of Labour doesn’t have a copy of the BCGEU settlement.
Truth is stranger than fiction. See below.
(BCGEU members will be glad to know their union has a copy of the tentative agreement, which can be read here.)
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