Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A Deal for British Columbians
It's a sad reality that, when deals are made between politicians, they have to be viewed from the context of what each side gets out of it. Partisan advantage often obscures the public interest. Which is why it was so refreshing to read the text of the agreement by which the B.C. Green Party will back the NDP to form the next government of this province. I think it's an accord that progressives in any province could support.
We've heard empty political promises before. Justin Trudeau rode to power on solemn promises he shamelessly abandoned the moment that became expedient.
Is it wishful thinking, naivete, to believe the NDP and Greens will live up to both the letter and the spirit of their deal? Maybe. For the moment we can only live in hope.
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Taking big money out of politics will make a huge difference.
Anything else is a bonus.
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