Politics and propaganda have never been strangers to one another, but what’s happening to political discourse around the world right now is cause for concern.
While much attention is paid to Donald Trump’s obvious attempts to mislead the public, a more insidious form of propaganda is playing out right here in British Columbia.
Case in point: B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s recent letter on the Site C dam, addressed to NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver.
The letter follows on the heels of Horgan’s request for BC Hydro to hold off on evictions and signing new contracts until after the B.C. Utilities Commission can review the costs and demand for the most expensive project in B.C.’s history.
Horgan’s letter wasn’t addressed to Clark, but she found it in herself to reply anyway.