“Can a leopard change its spots?” City councillor Geoff Meggs’ move to provincial chief-of-staff raises problems for coalition government plan to ban Big Money (E. Murphy, Vancouver Sun)

A serious topic. Here we summarize the main points of this opinion piece by Elizabeth Murphy in the Vancouver Sun on July 10, 2017.

UPDATE. The Vancouver Sun article and link has been removed but we leave the main two points.

Her main points are (1) that the public wants the coalition government to act immediately to ban big money from provincial and municipal politics, but (2) the recent announcement of former Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs as the chief-of-staff for NDP premier-to-be John Horgan could be a huge risk factor for the NDP/Green coalition’s slim minority government, affecting the lifespan and survival of this coalition and the results of the next provincial election.

Trump Meggs Holborn

Geoff Meggs (right) at announcement of naming of Trump Tower, November 2015. Meggs resigned as City Councillor to become Chief-of-Staff under the NDP premier-designate John Horgan

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B.C. election priority: ending big money in politics (by Elizabeth Murphy, printed in Vancouver Sun, July 10, 2017) 

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