No wonder voters have a hard time trusting government decisions. Our ministers and bureaucrats are being recruited by the same companies they’re supposed to regulate.
When corporations hire senior decision-makers, they essentially buy a human shield. That person has insider knowledge and relationships that protect the company’s profits.
At the bare minimum we need a “cooling off period.” A delay of a couple years, so politicians can’t use their position to do favours for their future bosses.
BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau has tabled a bill that would update B.C.’s Conflict of Interest Act. Will more MLAs support these reforms?
Ask your MLA if they support updating B.C.’s Conflict of Interest law.