The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled in favour of B.C.’s Conflict of Interest Commissioner absolving Premier Christy Clark of conflict.
But, this doesn’t mean the end of the road for the group who says the ruling was flawed.
Lawyer Jason Gratl, representing Democracy Watch, says they continue to believe the Premier was in conflict when she accepted additional money from her party or for high-priced fundraising events.
Despite today’s loss, he says, a few legal options remain.
“We can either appeal the decision of Mr. Justice Affleck to the British Columbia Court of Appeal or we can seek judicial review of specific decisions made by the premier or ministers at the Supreme Court of British Columbia or we can do both.”
One thing they won’t do, Gratl says, stop fighting.
“Dmocracy Watch is not inclined to let go of this issue,” he said.
He says even though the premier announced last week she’d stop taking additional, she is still accountable for what he says amounts to $300,000 she’s accepted over the last few years.