Globe omits Christy Clark caught cheating during university election

If a newspaper is going to run a ‘human interest’ story on a premier such as the Globe and Mail did on Liberal Christy Clark, referring to her attendance at Simon Fraser University, then they should include her sordid tale of student council election rigging:

Ms. Clark graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary in 1983 with no job prospects. She studied at university while working – in a bar, as a nanny and as a clerk in a record store – and never finished a degree. (see here)

This is my Tweet to the Globe’s Justin Hunter who I have corresponded with on a few occasions in the past:

@justine_hunter You didn’t mention Christy Clark getting caught cheating during the student council election from her Simon Fraser days

I’ll update if I hear from Hunter.

During her days at SFU (of which the tales of are common fodder as she hung out there with the current who’s-who of the BC Liberal Party) Clark ran for President of the student council but was disqualified after it was discovered she had broken campaign rules. Clark also failed to let it be known that she was flunking out which, surprise, SFU kinda wants one to be in good standing as a student to sit on its student council.

The Globe isn’t the only media organization to misrepresent Clark’s tenure at SFU. Take a look at the glowing Macleans’ article done when she won the Liberal leadership:

She learned the political game from her father, Jim, a Burnaby schoolteacher and Liberal foot soldier who had her door-knocking from the time she could walk. By university, where she was briefly the lone right-winger on student council at Simon Fraser University, she’d cemented alliances to future B.C. powerbrokers, including deputy premier Kevin Falcon, former finance minister Gary Collins and backroom operatives like Mike McDonald, now her chief of staff. Back then, Clark was “gregarious, fun, opinionated,” says a friend of 25 years—“just as she is now.” (Clark’s friends and Liberal insiders would only speak anonymously to Maclean’s.) (see here)

Will we soon learn more things that the complicit media conveniently left out of Clark’s background?

Update: Christy Clark’s ex-husband responds:

Mark Marissen ‏ @marissenmark

@bcbluecon Truth: “She was disqualified by union-backed election committee for leaving a couple posters up at dt campus past deadline”

9 Responses to “Globe omits Christy Clark caught cheating during university election”

  1. dmorris Says:

    .” B.C.’s new premier, who has a disarming smile and the upbeat, populist charisma of W.A.C. Bennett, ”

    i almost gagged on breakfast reading that. W.A.C. Bennett,whom many (me included) believe was the best Premier this Province ever had, was MUCH more than a “disarming smile” and a good spiel,he was an experienced and savvy businessman and politician,and his vision for B.C. made this Province into an economic powerhouse for decades.

    Christy may be prettier, but for a Premier,I’ll take old WAC any day.

    I can just imagine some green huckster trying to sell windmills to WAC Bennett!

    But,re this post,it seems Christy has along history of fooling enough of the people,but now she’s in the position where the “buck” stops,and she is woefully under qualified for that position.

  2. guffman Says:

    It really is truly astounding the lengths the consensus media will go to, to protect their Liberal friends. If this were a Conservative involved in rigging any kind of election – even from university days – it would be bold, front page news, probably for about a week, especially in the Mop & Pail.
    Once again, good homework Dean. I learn so much more from your site than any of the NSM (Non-Sun Media)

  3. blorgman Says:

    I wondered why she wasn’t bounced from the Manning Centre love-in? Oh ya, now I remember Preston thinks she is a conservative.

  4. Steve Moore Says:

    Interesting, but not really a huge issue. Now, if someone in BC Conservatives could dig up enough on the Atwal affair, and publicize it, we might be talking about Clark’s resignation soon. Are there no politicians (including NDP) or journalists willing to do the easy research necessary to get this woman to resign? It’s all right in front of us: she used a known criminal (Jaspal Atwal) to drum up votes and party memberships, denies knowing Atwal – although seen with him many times, including at the invitation-only budget party, and pressured the Indian consul general to pardon four people, including Atwal, in order to get them into India for one of her “jobs”trips.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Christy Clark will go down as the worst premier of this province ever .Stripping the teachers contract ,legislating bill 22 that includes unlimited class sizes,ripping apart LAT and special needs support, a zero mandate that should bargained for.A (democratic )right that the working class should have which was taken away.And ignoring the Supreme court decision that the teachers fought and won.Be care what you hear in the media it’s all liberal bias.

  6. I was there Says:

    “Mark Marissen ‏ @marissenmark

    @bcbluecon Truth: “She was disqualified by union-backed election committee for leaving a couple posters up at dt campus past deadline”

    Having been on that committee, I can say this is an outright lie.

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