The leader of the BC NDP says he’s disappointed it appears an RCMP investigation into indirect political donations won’t be done before May’s provincial election.
Elections BC initially opened the investigation, after bombshell revelations by Lobbyists they’d made donations for clients to the BC Liberals in their own name.
That’s a strict no-no according to BC’s Elections Act.
John Horgan says his own party has combed through its own records and will cooperate with investigators.
“And there appears to be three or four examples that might fall into that category, and we’re following up with the individuals that made those donations, and if there’s anything untoward beyond an administrative error, we’ll take that up with Elections BC and we’ll reimburse the money to the donator.”
Horgan says the case highlights the problems with big money in B.C. politics, something he says he’s hearing constantly on the campaign trail.
He says voters deserve to know all the details.
“I’m pleased that the RCMP has been brought in, but I’m disappointed that voters will not know the truth about the magnitude of the problem before election day.”
The bombshell investigation from The Globe and Mail follows admissions by lobbyists that they made donations in their own names to the BC Liberals on behalf of clients.