..... I think it's (responsibility is) a dual role that government has to be involved in as well. My expectation is you have to prioritize appropriately. If the public is funding positions for jobs that don't exist, that's not a proper use of public resources. - Jonathan Fowlie; Vancouver Sun
Putting into practice what one Preaches to pupils, public servants and politicians, ... if the public funding is insufficient then find another route to top salaries up higher than permitted by Government Guidelines, eh.
Kwantlen Polytechnic Univesity: Understanding Academic Honesty
plagiarism at KPU
cheating at KPU
At KPU, the same high standards of academic integrity that are central to all research and scholarship are expected from students in their coursework. Any form of cheating is a serious offense that comes with disciplinary consequences. KPU's Policy C.8, entitled Plagiarism and Cheating, offers the following definition of cheating and plagiarism:
"Cheating, which includes plagiarism, occurs where a student or group of students uses or attempts to use, unauthorized aids, assistance, materials or methods."
Some examples of cheating are:
- using crib sheets
- copying a classmate's answers in an exam
- using calculators, dictionaries or other electronic devices in an exam, unless expressly permitted
- impersonating another person in an exam
- having someone else do part of your work
- working with others on assignments if told you are to work individually
- fabricating or falsifying results (for example, in a lab experiment)
In a "$1 per 30 Litres or More" (Month of November only (2014)) donation, Chevron approved a project (BC Ferries Travel Expenses NOT included) that allows school children to find out about .......
What is Question Period?
Question Period takes place each day and lasts for 30 minutes. The purpose of Question Period is to provide MLAs with the opportunity to question the Premier and Members of Cabinet about the plans and activities of government.
Question Period is often lively, with MLAs intervening on each other's speeches to support or challenge what is being said. It is a dynamic style of discussion, in which MLAs generally respond to the points made by other Members rather than speaking from prepared notes.
While the rules may be different from those in your classroom, rules do apply during Question Period. For example, MLAs have a right to be heard without overwhelming background noise and unparliamentary language is not permitted. It is the Speaker’s responsibility to oversee the proceedings and to enforce the rules found in the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly.
47A. There shall be a 30 minute Oral Question Period at the opening of each afternoon sitting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which shall be subject to the following rules:
(a) only questions that are urgent and important shall be permitted;
(b) questions and answers shall be brief and precise, and stated without argument or opinion;
(c) supplementary questions may be permitted at the discretion of the Speaker. There shall be no supplementary question to a question taken on notice;
(d) debate shall not be permitted;
(e) points of order arising during Oral Question Period may, at the discretion of the Speaker, be deferred until Question Period has been completed;
(f) Oral Question Period shall not take place on the day of the Speech from the Throne.
MLA Minister Coralee Oakes "fabricating or falsifying results" for Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort (privately owned)(only municipality that didn't vote for Mayor or Two Councillors)
Note to Minister Coralee Oakes: Thanking the Member for the Question does NOT explain why Jumbo Glacier RESORT MASTER PLAN municipality was refused to allow a repayment to the Treasury of $180,000 funding ($200,000) that wasn't needed, ...... but the BC Liberals continue to claw back from Single Mothers and Children, monies received from spouses. That $180,000 would have helped Single Mothers and their children.
...... M. Mungall: Yes, back on topic. Jumbo was given $200,000 by this government, and they didn't even need it all. They tried to give it back. We have it in writing. They sent an e-mail, saying: "Please, take this $180,000 back." And this government said: "No, keep the money for your fake town." That's what they said. There's nothing even in this fake town. There's no need for an official community plan, because there's only a concrete slab in an avalanche path. This government has said no money for Invermere Community Hall, no money for the Nelson and District Art Council, and, worst of all, no money for survivors of the Johnsons Landing mudslide, but money for this fake town that has no people, no elections, no nothing. When is this government going to end the Jumbo farce?
Hon. C. Oakes: To the member opposite, thank you very much for your question. But, hon. Speaker, I would remind the member opposite, and maybe canvass some of the history of what has happened in the past…. I have letters back from 1993 with former Premier Mike Harcourt. Oh, and then 1995 — we have former Premier Glen Clark, who supports the notion of building economic development in communities. We believe in tourism. We believe in resource development. We believe in supporting economic development in the province of British Columbia. [End of question period.]
Foundation for Day Lodge Adjacent to 'Avalanche Meadow'
......... Larson, armed with pages of photos and documentation, also has serious concerns with the location of the day lodge.
“As a professional mountain climbing guide since 1970, I stood there and had a thought that went like this — in the winter, when avalanche conditions are ripe, I would find the risk too high to set up my tent here for even one single night. Yet they are going to erect a permanent building here,” he said.
“Who the heck signed the paper saying this was a safe place to build?”
Larson pointed out in his submission that the site of the day lodge has changed from the original plans and the lodge doors at the new site would open on to “the aptly named Avalanche Meadow.” It is an area where, in 2009, a massive avalanche tore down a ski run.
The resort’s Master Plan calls for avalanche control measures, such as helicopter bombing potential avalanche sites, but critics such as renowned Canadian mountaineer and photographer Pat Morrow, who lives in the East Kootenays, does not believe the area can be made safe.
“As you get further and further into the proposed townsite, you are getting further and further into avalanche territory,” he said.
“No other resorts have base areas that are threatened as much as this.”
NDP Leader John Horgan Says Day Lodge in Class 4 Avalanche ZoneGrowing concerns about building a day lodge adjacent to an avalanche path — even though proponent Oberto Oberti has said the buildings will be just outside the high-risk area — were taken up this week in Question Period by NDP leader John Horgan.
Jumbo Glacier Resort specifically committed to building residential and commercial structures outside avalanche zones, Horgan said.
“Yet the Jumbo Glacier Resort has put the only foundation that they’ve been able to pour to this point in time, their day lodge, right in a Class 4 avalanche zone,” he said. ......................