6 Feb

Rising Action


(image via Kelly Gu)

Last month it was Christy Clark throwing down a take-a-position hammer, setting forth her combined plan for education labour peace and structural reform. It was smart politics, setting forth a plan that would be considered reasonable in many quarters while forcing her political opponents to take a position that would be scrutinized, no matter how forceful their response to her plan was.

Now it’s an outside force that’s stepping forward, bringing with it a second item for debate.

More than 50 organizations – including the BC Teachers’ Federation, Pembina Institute, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and most of the leading environmental groups in the province – have signed an open letter urging all political parties to support legislated greenhouse gas reduction targets and to set out their climate action policies in election platforms.

“Watching the U.S. elections last year was an exercise in frustration,”…

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