When he wrote: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” Lord Acton got it only partly right. The tyrants he had in mind were emperors, military rulers and over-mighty politicians. Understandable perhaps, because in his day — the mid-19th century — those were the principal wielders of power around the world. Today, we have a new centre of governmental authority — the administrative state. And the power that has corrupted it isn’t absolute, but rather unaccountable.
Among the tasks assigned to the province’s new labour minister, Harry Bains, is the creation of a Fair Wages Commission. The commission is to “support the work of implementing [a] $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2021.”
The membership hasn’t been announced yet, but I doubt it matters. After all, the marching orders are explicit — produce recommendations for a $15 minimum wage, and do it in 90 days.
Some people believe Christy Clark’s determination to stay on as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party stems from the danger of a snap election. In that eventuality, so goes the argument, her party could be left leaderless at a critical moment. But I think we can discount this line of thought. First off, Clark doesn’t have to resign immediately. She can stay on until someone else is chosen. If an election does occur within that window, she remains leader and fights the contest.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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