There are some important political lessons in the cancellation of a summer-solstice yogathon on the Burrard Bridge.
Here are just five of them.
1. In a social-media world, premiers can't do whatever they want anymore.
2. Don't put $150,000 of taxpayers' money into publicity stunts that will promote the interests of corporations on National Aboriginal Day.
3. The public usually gets far more riled up over something simple and easy to understand—like a bridge closure—than it will ever get about something more complicated, like the impact of rising greenhouse gases on B.C. salmon runs.
4. Premiers shouldn't go on Twitter to stoke a controversy and poke fun at their critics.
5. Never mess with Raffi. Many of his fans are now old enough to vote.