British Columbia: New TOP COP "Teatless"
By Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Meet the Honourable John van Dongen, once again another "Former Dairy Farmer " and British Columbia's New Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety and TOP COP for Police and Prisons.
What the hell is it that a Liberal Government doesn't get?
Apparently a "PRIME" prerequisite in getting the TOP COP job in this province is to be a former Dairy Farmer!!!
Disgraced former Solicitor General John Les, another former Dairy Farmer resigned last week under corruption charges.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not one to subscribe to wacky Mel Gibson, Scienetology, UFO, or Global Warming Theories, but I am pretty sure unless Cattle Rustling is afoot in this Province, that to be even considered as a foot patrol Police Officer, Dairy Farmer on your resume is way down the list of prerequsites at any Police Human Resources Department, let alone as a Province's Head Cop for millions of citizens.
I would surmise at even the most desperate Police force looking for Cops, let alone Top Cops, that either of these two show up resume in hand as Dairy Farmers wouldn't make it past the Police Receptionist.
I guess we now know why our Criminals and Politicians all agree that "British Columbia is the Most Bestest Place in the World to Live" .
I think it high time British Columbians form a Posse and Circle the "Government Wagontrains of Stupidity" next election time.
MLA: Hon. John van Dongen
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Elected: 1995, 1996, 2001
BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBERAL PARTY
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John van Dongen was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries on June 5, 2001 .
Mr. van Dongen previously served as agriculture and fisheries critic for the Official Opposition. He sat on the Select Standing Committees on Agriculture and Fisheries and on Crown Corporations, as well as the Official Opposition Caucus Committee on Children.
He was first elected in 1995 in a by-election to represent the riding of Abbotsford and was re-elected in 1996. He was elected to the Abbotsford-Clayburn riding in 2001.
Before his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. van Dongen operated a dairy farm in Abbotsford. He studied agricultural economics at the University of British Columbia .
Mr. van Dongen was involved in farm organizations and businesses for almost two decades. He was on the board of directors of the B.C. Dairy Foundation, Agrifoods International Co-operative (Dairyland) and the B.C. Federation of Dairymen's Association and was a member of the Federal Farm Debt Review Board.
He was also chair of the building and finance committee of St. Joseph 's Church in Mission .
John van Dongen is married, lives in Abbotsford and has two children.
Below is the Vancouver Sun media link naming our new Top Cop