This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Donors wield too much influence.

This week’s topic: Should we move to public financing for municipal election campaigns? I never thought I would see the day that any big municipal campaign would open its books and disclose whose pocket they were in prior to the actual vote – yet it’s happened in this year’s municipal election in Vancouver. For the mostContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Donors wield too much influence.

“There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government…” ~ Howard Zinn

On the eve of what is most likely going to be a change in government in this province, one would think that I would be exceptionally excited about all of it. After all, I’ve spent many years researching and writing stories on the current Liberal government, holding them to account. Sadly, over the last two years I’ve come to the realizationContinue reading “There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government…” ~ Howard Zinn