Good to see the Edmonton Journal Editorial Board also seeing the MP integrity awards as somewhere between pathetic and pitiful. My take on this hair-brained idea is in my post of September 1, 2007
Their front page story in the Edmonton Journal on Sunday September 2 deals with the serious negative implications for the Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector from the pending Bill 1 Lobbyists Act in Alberta. This legislation is a good idea that has gone too far. Full disclosure - I helped write the position paper for Volunteer Alberta and did an editorial of my own on it on our affiliate website Policy Channel. You can read the entire document on Policy Channel in the Community Theme area.