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Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm. One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.
The headlines were emphatic: "Quick wins amounted to little for NDP"; "Quick wins report lands with a dull thud." But behind the headlines something unsettling: a window into a culture of seeming impunity, where players are told anything goes, do whatever it takes to win.
Big surprise -- the OSPCA wants more money. Some people think it gets too much money right now for how it handles the job of caring for animals. One of the many aggravating things about the OSPCA, is its view that the salaries it pays should be kept secret from the public. The books of a registered charity should be open, especially one with a controversial history.