The B.C. Liberals are once again facing criticism for blurring the lines between government cheque presentations and campaigning.
Questions come after a video from a Surrey temple was posted on Facebook.
In the video, ministers Peter Fassbender, Amrik Virk and MLA Marvin Hunt are welcomed to the front with three B.C. Liberal candidates.
The candidates, referred to as”future MLAs”, are not there for the presentation of the $50,000 cheque, but they get a shout out from Fassbender himself.
“I want to say on behalf of Premier Clark, my colleagues, the existing MLAs from here in Surrey and our future MLAs, how much we appreicate the hard work that you do,” told the crowd.
Surrey is a B.C. election battleground, currently represented by 5 Liberal MLAs and 3 NDP ones.
The NDP say it’s yet another example of the B.C. Liberals campaigning with government cash.
For its part, the B.C. Liberal Party says this was just another community event MLAs and candidates were invited to.
Just last week Minister Fassbender apologized, after being photographed handing out government cash at his election campaign office.