Let us, for a moment, do some strategic thinking on behalf of the Campbell administration. Earlier this week, Public Eye reported the premier had personally invited his MLAs to attend a reception at the Royal British Columbia Museum "in honour of the National Caucus of the Conservative Party of Canada." Hmmm...two right-wing parties in the same place, at the same time, right in the middle of a New Democrat stronghold. Boy oh, the professional protesting classes must be salivating over that prospect. But, wait, there's more.
Today, the Canadian Press is reporting "The Conservative party will launch a national advertising campaign this week, targeting Canadian ethnic groups with the party's stand against gay marriage" So it shouldn't too hard for the professional protesters to convince gay rights activists to join whatever demonstration they're planning for January 25. Oh, and wait, won't that raise the issue of whether the Campbell administration is being taken over by social conservatives? Public Eye could go on but we think you get the idea.