christyclark-humble_thumb-1.png
christyclark-humble_thumb-1.png This article is more than 4 years old

TV camera zooms in on Christy Clark’s podium, shows note reminding her to be ‘humble’

Note to self: don't be a jerk.

atip-ad-banner.gif

 

Note to self: don’t be a jerk.

You can draw your own conclusions, but Christy Clark looks like she’s trying her darndest to maintain her composure and not come across like she’s desperately trying to cling to power in what might be her final days as British Columbia’s Premier.

TV cameras “caught a glimpse” of something they weren’t supposed to see during a press conference Tuesday as Clark told journalists she doesn’t plan to step down for weeks, choosing instead to not back down without a fight by facing a non-confidence vote that she will likely lose.

Notes scribbled on Clark’s talking points appears to show Clark needed a little reminder to not forget to be “humble.” 

Sounds like good advice.

It’s just too bad she didn’t jot down a little reminder to be “humble” before Clark dismissively turned her back on a voter named “Linda” last month, an encounter many described as “arrogant.”

Come to think of it, maybe Clark should have covered the Premier’s Office in post-it notes reminding herself to be “humble” for the last six years she’s been in power?

As Maclean’s noted last month, Clark’s addiction to corporate money$50,000 salary top-ups and $3,000 oyster dinners expensed to taxpayers did nothing but present herself as “a symbol of power and privilege” with a knack for “appearing arrogant and out of touch.”

If only Clark had remembered to be “humble” at some point before she became desperate to stay in power.

Oh well!

christyclark-notetoself-humble.jpg

donate-5.jpg

Photo: BC Gov Photos – Flickr, Twitter.

PressProgress is powered by readers. Not by advertisers.

We’re not a corporate media outlet. We’re a small non-profit news organization that produces award-winning journalism with support from our readers.

If you see value in ad-free, non-profit journalism that holds powerful interests accountable, please consider making an investment in our work today.

 

Invest in Our Journalism
PressProgress
PressProgress is an award-winning non-profit news organization focused on uncovering and unpacking the news through original investigative and explanatory journalism.

Most Shared

thumb-2021-03-023 New

Doug Ford’s Budget Includes a Hidden $1.3 Billion ‘Decrease’ in Education Funding

Related Stories

New

Doug Ford’s Office Wanted Names From Surveillance Allegedly Targeting Ontario PC Minister’s Family Home

View the post
News

Several Hundred Jobs for Ontario Education Workers Are Set to Be Eliminated After the Election

View the post
Analysis

Here’s What Ontario’s Biggest Labour Unions Have To Say About Doug Ford’s Anti-Worker Track Record

View the post

Explainers

Human rights & inclusion

Amira Elghawaby

Here’s The Problem With Hoping Corporations Will Be Socially and Environmentally Responsible On Their Own

View the post
Politics & strategy

Jeremy Appel

The battle of the PACs in Calgary’s municipal election

View the post
Politics & strategy

Jeremy Appel

27 Different Candidates are Vying to be Calgary’s Mayor. Here Are the Biggest Issues at Stake.

View the post
Why do newspapers always have a business section but not a labour section? We’ve launched a free newsletter covering labour issues in Canada.
Get All Your Canadian Labour News in One Place
Why do newspapers always have a business section but not a labour section? Good news! We’ve launched a newsletter covering labour issues in Canada.