A former BC Liberal Party executive has turned to crowdfunding to pay for her legal bills.
Laura Miller resigned as the Liberals’ executive director last month after being criminally charged in connection to Ontario’s gas plants scandal.
She is one of two former aides to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty who are charged for alleged roles in the deletion of emails.
At the time of her exit, she vowed to clear her name and hired high-profile civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby.
But that doesn’t come cheap.
A Fundrazr page has been set up, and so far has raised more than $18,000.
The page shows contributions came from BC Liberal Party president Sharon White, who donated $2,500, and Liberal MLA John Yap and former Liberal solicitor general John Les, who gave $500 each.
Another apparent contributor is no stranger to the type of attention Miller is getting.
BC Liberal organizer Mark Robertson has donated $1,000.
He’s currently facing Elections Act charges in connection to the BC Liberals’ “quick wins” ethnic outreach scandal.