Banana Smoothie Republic

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Banana Smoothie Republic | Nickname | A cynical moniker for the Province of British Columbia. It was spun from the political science term “Banana Republic” (typically defined as a weak agricultural state wholly dependent on foreign capital) by local writer/activist Derrick O’Keefe in the wake of the June 2015 Om The Bridge fiasco, which saw then Premier Christy Clark announcing (and later withdrawing) a major yoga event peripherally promoting a major financial supporter (Lululemon founder Chip Wilson). Especially apt when BC politicians try to sell the “feel good” interests of their corporate supporters, specifically those that appear – however superficially – to benefit the public.

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