• Lobbying reform continues in British Columbia
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    Lobbying reform continues in British Columbia

    Mr. Speaker: Member for Saanich North and the Islands. Well, thank you Mr. Speaker. I was kind of caught off guard. It was almost feeling like it was just getting warmed up. Then, it was just over, over there. So I’m kind of shell-shocked a little bit, as I’m trying to gather myself to make sure that I can say some coherent words on the Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, Bill 54. I think that it is important just to clarify that the Attorney General, if my memory serves me correctly, did, at least, I think, stand in this House and talk about how there were going to be further amendments…

  • Grassroots Legislative Advocacy Training: Power Mapping
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    Grassroots Legislative Advocacy Training: Power Mapping

    All right. So, you have now picked which legislator you want to target and the next step: you’re going to now map the power relationships between you and your legislator. And this power map is going to form the basis for developing a legislative campaign to win them over. A quick note on logistics, we provided you with a blank power map that you can download and fill out with pen, if you like, but the best way to do this is to get together your core activists and to fill out the power map using sticky notes in a blank wall. And we’ll explain shortly why this is a…