Amid mounting controversy, Premier Christy Clark is expected to announce Monday that if the B.C. Liberals win the May 9 provincial election, her government will form an independent commission to study campaign donations.
Global News has learned that the commission will make recommendations to the Legislature for rewriting the rules governing political donations, which haven’t been altered for 20 years.
The Liberals raised $12-million last year, in part using controversial private meet-and-greets with Cabinet members and the Premier, and last week it was revealed the party had accepted donations from lobbyists on behalf of clients, which is illegal.
A party spokesperson last Monday blamed donors for not knowing the rules.