Premier Christy Clark is defending her appearances at party fundraising events, where people have paid thousands of dollars to attend.
A Globe and Mail report last week revealed that 10 people had paid $10,000 each to attend a BC Liberal fundraiser; since then, she has promised transparency around political fundraising.
But Clark says she wouldn’t know if she was at an event where people paid money to rub shoulders with her.
“I couldn’t confirm which events cost how much, because I don’t walk into an event and say ‘how much did people pay to get here?’ Because when I meet with people I’m interested in meeting with people.”
“I don’t play a part in how much the events cost. I certainly do go to them though, as do the NDP, and its all within the rules of British Columbia, and it’s all disclosed.”
Clark saying to reporters that spending money is no guarantee of winning an election.
Earlier today, the NDP introduced a bill aiming to ban corporate and union donations, which was voted down by the Liberal majority.
Last month, the premier said she would ask Elections BC to have political donations tracked in real time, instead of in an end of year summary.