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Did this guy write the “Clone Speech”?
News flash: BC Liberal delivered something on-time and on-budget.
WHAT A WIENER: BALLPARK FRANK CONNOISSEUR SAM OLIPHANT SCORED A MYSTERIOUS $7,000 PAYDAY IN JUNE. (TWITTER)
It must suck to be a right-winger in BC these days. Especially a Liberal right-winger as most are!
Leopards don't change their spots, eh!
B.C. Liberal donations in question after major donor found to have committed investor fraud
In the wake of major B.C. Liberal donor Paul Oei being found to have committed fraud by the B.C. Securities Commission Wednesday, questions are being raised as to whether the B.C. Liberals will give back the money they received – as they promised they would.
As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the B.C. Securities Commission heard that $37,888 of fraudulently obtained funds through Oie were directly tied to political donations to the B.C. Liberal Party. Today, Oie was found to have committed fraud.
Back in September 2016, B.C. Liberal party official Jillian Stead stated that if the allegations were proven true, the B.C. Liberals would return the contributions. The question remains whether they will make good on this promise.
According to testimony, Mr. Oei used his connections with former Premier Christy Clark and other high-profile B.C. Liberals to help convince would-be immigrants that his venture, Cascade, a proposed Port Coquitlam recycling plant, had government backing and that investing in the scheme would ensure investors could obtain permanent residency through the B.C. Provincial Nominees Program.
“This finding by the B.C. Securities Commission underscores why our government needed to ban big money in B.C. politics,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “British Columbians want to have confidence that those with deep pockets do not have undue influence over government decision-making, as Mr. Oei’s case strongly suggests they did under the B.C. Liberals.”
Mr. Oei and his wife Loretta Lai have been extensively photographed with high-profile B.C. Liberals, including former Premier Christy Clark, and former cabinet minister, John Yap, and have contributed through both personal and corporate donations, $70,032.85 to the B.C. Liberal Party in just a five year period between 2011 and 2016.
“These contributions illustrate the cash-for-access culture that exists with the B.C. Liberals,” said Kahlon. “It’s clear that the B.C. Liberals have very few scruples when it comes to who they accepted money from and under what circumstances, even when it hurts people.”
Misleading headline as it is most certainly not NDP MP Don Davies
A Dam(n) Big Fracking Problem
Regulators left behind as industry built dozens of unauthorized dams — many at risk of failure.
Sullivan & Lee - thanks but it's time to move on it seems
The B.C. Liberal leadership review—who should quit?
Humm.....too many names of Liberal party donors perhaps?
Where are the anti-money laundering reports that de Jong ordered?
So which of these smokin' hot Liberal candidates has responded so far?
B.C. government asks Surrey community centre society for progress report
Watts: strong on marketing but weak on substance
John Horgan wins again!