(In B.C., cuts to the education system and changes to the way gambling revenues are distributed to schools and to charities by the Liberal government are making life increasingly difficult for children, parents and teachers.)
Every Liberal in town liked Christy a lot,
But the parents of children with needs, they did not.
They hated her tactics, her false speaking ways.
Now don't ask me why, for no one can say,
But, it might be her leaning too far to the right,
Or it might be they found, she's really not bright,
But I think the most likely reason of all,
May be that her heart was two sizes too small.
But, whatever the reason, her heart or her brain,
They felt she had chucked all their kids down the drain,
They'd go to their meetings, their workshops and more,
To get their kid's rights and their funding restored.
I must stop those voices, Christy said with a smirk,
Then she concocted a plan she thought just might work.
She talked to her pal, B.C.'s Gaming Guru,
And plotted a plan that was so foul to do.
A policy review, at just the right time,
Would leave the charities without one thin dime.
We'll take all their funding, their programs and staff,
And we'll leave them to ponder our new babblegaff.
So, Christy thought, that will silence the rabble.
More choice! More flexibility! she continued her babble.
But Christy forgot, (they knew that she would),
One thing that the parents of those kids understood,
You can take away funding and programs and staff,
But those parents are determined to have the last laugh.
They have a power that's too great to defeat,
The power of love for their kids can't be beat.
Nothing will silence them, no, nothing at all,
Those voices will ring and they will stand tall
To ensure that each child in a school will be served
And the rights of their children are met and preserved.
So be warned Ms Christy, of those parents and friends
Who see the real purpose of your plans in the end.
Pay attention to those that cry up to your towers,
Those parents are stronger than your political powers.
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