Systems Change

The Green Party of BC is far more than just about the environment. Our scientific evidence-informed view applies just as much to our human created systems, including our governance. We will have the courage to change them transparently, where perverted systemic incentives function in a way that is primarily to limit political liability or lead to management bonuses that in fact are about rewarding specific financially and politically supportive sectors and particularly where these lead to policies that are mutually contradictory, as is unfortunately so often the case in recent decades. We will face and articulate inconvenient truths when necessary. This includes starting the process of facing failed attempts to provide the appearance of accountability in top-down, inaccessible, rigid silos that not only alienate our citizens but also alienate the very public service providers who in the end are the only ones who have direct contact with the real complexities of their miss ions, on the ground. Fobbing citizens off to visit a website or having public servants who are limited to plugging a very narrow part of reality into a rigid computer program, cannot continue to become our only form of carrying on the business of government . It is failing both in terms of outcomes and alienation of both citizens and public servants. Grass roots information must flow upwards and meet policies and practices. Management as if we were dealing with an assembly plant for precise and predictable engineered parts, does not work. Natural systems including those responding to human needs and behaviour is more complex and does not function in silos. All aspects affect each other, for example the mental health system affects community policing, emergency medical services, potential terrorism, pharmacare, social services, education, housing, family services, children and families , neighbourhood commerce, tourism etc. Pharmaco-therapy is often important but not always the critical or missing piece. We actually know that a critical missing piece is for those who require this system to have a reliable and continuing relationship with another human, who themselves have adequate training and support .Our systems must evolve outside of the industrial paradigm in order to return to some real and experienced functionality. This also includes financial sustainability but looking beyond instant gratification and the next financial quarter; rather looking more deeply at social and material sustainability.

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