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Some Honourable Members

'Vignettes of Shame'

With hundreds of legislative contenders competing in our quadrennial Democratic Games, the Tyee wishes to offer a series of vignettes depicting some of the more dubious moments in B.C.'s political past.

With luck, these daily heritage moments will serve as a reminder that in B.C., no matter how placid and reasoned the political scene may appear, the bizarre, the outrageous and the morally indefensible are always lurking, like deadheads on the saltchuck.

Inevitably, most of those bidding for our votes will wake up on May 15 as just one more Honourable Member for Palookaville. To these losers we say: nice try. To the winners we say: pay close attention to these stories. This could happen to you.

In This Series

opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Day a Legislator Tried to Do Away with Sex

Socred Agnes Kripps hated 'that nasty little three-letter word.' First of 'Some Honourable Members,' our new daily series.

By Tom Barrett, 16 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Liberal Love Birds Who Crashed

Gordon Wilson and Judi Tyabji left their spouses, then their party. Latest in our BC scandals series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 17 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The BC Premier Who Loved the Universe

When he wasn't drunkenly clubbing foes. Third in our series 'Some Honourable Members.'

By Tom Barrett, 18 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Night of the Dancing Penis

Seemed like a good idea at the time. Latest in Tyee's political scandal a day series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 19 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The BC Mega-Project Dream that Dwarfed All Others

Wacky Bennett's monorail-mania. Latest in our look-back series 'Some Honourable Members'.

By Tom Barrett, 22 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Premier Who Drove Plastered in Paradise

Gordon Campbell went in the tank. Latest in our 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 23 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Labour Minister Whose Visa Card Was X-Rated

Socred Bob McClelland paid the price. Our series of dubious BC political moments continues.

By Tom Barrett, 24 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The NDP Stalwart Who Skimmed from Charities

Under the B, Bingogate. Latest in our 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 25 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The First MLA Physically Thrown from the Legislature

Who was it? And why doesn't this happen more often? 'Some Honourable Members' gets rowdy.

By Tom Barrett, 26 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Liberal 'Quick Wins' that Were Anything But

'Ethnicgate' made many losers. Tenth in our series on BC political scandals.

By Tom Hawthorn, 29 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The 'Honest Bob' Who Was Jailed for Bribery

Socred minister slipped on a rug. Latest in our 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Barrett, 30 Apr 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Socred Named Slapsy's Hapless Defeat

How the man tasked with rejuvenating the party went down in sad flames. Latest in 'Some Honourable Members.'

By Tom Hawthorn, 1 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Egged Premier Who Scrambled, and Won

Bill Bennett's worst birthday. Latest in our snapshots of BC political history.

By Tom Barrett, 2 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Liberal Who Failed to Self-Edit

'KootenayBill' Bennett shot from both hips. Our latest 'Honourable Member'.

By Tom Hawthorn, 3 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Booted Minister Who Became a Great Chief

Frank Calder's legacy far eclipsed a night in jail. Latest of 'Some Honourable Members.'

By Tom Barrett, 6 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Lightning Rod Who Was a Pit Bull

New Dem Moe Sihota kept the press hopping. Latest in our 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 7 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

When 'Fisticuffs Ensued' in BC's Legislature

Fighting Joe Martin and his MLA ilk. Latest in our 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Barrett, 8 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Day the Mounties Raided the Legislature

Mystery still shrouds BC Rail scandal. Latest in our political history series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 9 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The MLA Who Expensed Milk in Tight Times

And luxury resort stays, and non-existent dinners... latest in 'Some Honourable Members.'

By Tom Barrett, 10 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Deck that Collapsed a Premier

Glen Clark's neighbourly 'act of folly.' Latest of 'Some Honourable Members' series.

By Tom Hawthorn, 13 May 2013


opinion

'Vignettes of Shame'

The Premier Who Was a Reporter's 'Fantasy'

No one sprouted weird headlines like the Zalm. Last in our series.

By Tom Barrett, 14 May 2013


In the Church of Naomi Klein

‘No Is Not Enough’ includes plenty of articles of faith for the radical remaking of public life.

By Ian Gill