A colourful cult of characters

Urban Compass by Paul Sullivan, published in Metro Vancouver

It’s often said there is a touch of madness inherent in B.C. politics.

It goes all the way back to Amor de Cosmos, who was elected the second premier of British Columbia 138 years ago, and was eventually declared mad.

It’s not every jurisdiction that has a wing nut for a founding father, but by all accounts de Cosmos qualified. He was given to public outbursts of tears, feared electricity and, in 1895, was declared insane.  … read full story

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