Kudos to the Times Colonist editorialists for an honest examination of the Ordure of British Columbia fiasco:
…Campbell’s honour is premature for another reason — quite simply, it breaks the rules.
A sitting politician cannot be nominated. The nomination deadline was March 10. Campbell resigned as MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey on March 15, five days after the nominations closed.
So a group of insiders honoured one of their own, ignoring the potential to inflame British Columbians, even though they had to break their own rules to do it.
All in all, this is a sad, embarrassing moment, one that cheapens an honour established for all the right reasons.