Twitter backlash against Gordon Campbell receiving Order of B.C.
As soon as we saw that ex-preem Gordon Campbell, floor-crossing MP David Emerson, and lobbyist/bureaucrat Ken Dobell will be honoured with the Order of B.C., we knew there would be a lot of angry comments coming into our website.
But I never expected someone to create a campaign to reverse any of these decisions.
Perhaps it's a sign of the times, but there's now a Twitter account called "NoOrderForGordo".
One of the tweets came from journalist Bob Mackin, who pointed out that former Vanoc CEO John Furlong was among those who made this year's selections.
The provincial cabinet makes the choices each year based on the recommendations of a council, which is comprised of Chief Justice Lance Finch (chairperson), House Speaker Bill Barisoff, Union of B.C. Municipalities president and Surrey councillor Barbara Steele, Research Universities' Council of B.C. president Robin Ciceri, the deputy minister of the intergovernmental relations secretariat (there's an associate deputy now named Pierrette Maranda), and two past recipients of the Order of B.C.
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