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Kamloops Councillor back in the social media hotseat over tweet

Some are calling Councillor Donovan Cavers "disrespectful" over tweet aimed at Prime Minister and Federal Minister regarding dispute on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
April 12, 2018 - 4:55 PM

KAMLOOPS - A local city councillor has found his way into some controversial dialogue over a Tweet he sent out this week. Coun. Donovan Cavers publicly tweeted at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau over the ongoing dispute on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

“Morneau go for it. Cancel equalization payments to #BC. I dare you…” he wrote.

Some followers who saw the Tweet, went in to clarify B.C. has not received equalization payments since 2010, according to a report from the government of Canada. These payments are a way for the federal government to help provinces that are less successful in their economies to keep providing services to their residents.

The tweet received several replies including one from Lianne Milobar, the wife of former Kamloops mayor and current MLA Peter Milobar, saying Cavers should “grow up” and the City of Kamloops deserves better representation.

 

 

Cavers continued to reply to comments made to his post, and even referred to “Cascadia”, a hypothetical country made up of British Columbia and other western areas in North America with similar political views.

Many called Cavers out for showing a lack of respect to his province, while some wrote back in agreement.


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