Another surprise development in the BC Liberals “Quick Wins” scandal.
Elections Act charges against former government official Brian Bonney, and former BC Liberal Party staffer Mark Robertson have been stayed.
A numbered company that goes by the name Mainland Communications, however, has pleaded guilty to one count under the Elections Act.
It has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
It’s not the end of legal troubles for Bonney, though.
With less than a year to go before the next provincial election, he’s been slapped with a new criminal charge in connection to alleged actions before the last one.
Earlier today, a special prosecutor has approved a criminal code charge of Breach of Trust against the government’s former Multicultural Communications Director.
Until this afternoon he’d been also facing three counts under the Elections Act for his alleged involvement in the ethnic outreach scandal, otherwise known as “Quick Wins” along with Mark Robertson, a former BC Liberal party staffer.
Bonney has a court date for the new charge in June.
He isn’t the only person connected to the BC Liberals who finds himself before the courts.
Former Ministry of Transportation staffer George Gretes faces Freedom of Information Act charges, over his alleged role in the triple delete scandal.
BC Liberal Executive Director Laura Miller is back with the party, while she still faces charges in Ontario in connection with their gas plants scandal.