Potash And Campbell

The federal government has rejected BHP Billiton’s potash takeover bid. That’s probably good. I think?

Also, in case you missed it British Columbia’s now-ex-premier Gordon Campbell resigned today. He was done in by popular hatred of his harmonized sales tax. There were better reasons to turf him — his support for free trade pacts, his neglect of the poor, the way his government treated students, teachers, artists and anyone who wasn’t in business, his drunk driving — but whatever. It’s always gotta be about the taxes. Campbell was first elected in 2001 after the press ran Glenn Clark’s NDP out of town in the worst example of media bullying I know of in Canada. In the end, Campbell had a good, long run. I never liked him, good riddance.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

4 thoughts on “Potash And Campbell”

  1. As a Vancouver resident, I can only add… wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Good riddance Campbell.

  2. I’m kind of disappointed. I thought Campbell had a better endgame than this. He seemed so unapologetic and brash, I was sure he had something up his sleeve that would turn public opinion back in his favour before the next election. Was really looking forward to seeing that play out. Or at least to seeing him get his ass handed to him at the polls.

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