24 Hours: Duel: Conflict accusations are dangerous

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May 9, 2016 | Brent Stafford

Quoted from the article:

Take the outrageous allegations made against Premier Christy Clark by BC NDP MLA David Eby in his complaint to Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser. Eby accused Clark and the BC Liberal Party of taking political donations garnered through private invitation-only fundraising events and funnelling a portion of those dollars directly to the premier through her Leader’s Allowance — an annual stipend compensating Clark for work as party leader.

Eby described the stipend as being “laundered” through the party and fluctuating from year to year in correlation with fundraising results — essentially operating as a commission fee.

Read Petr Pospisil’s column here.

Eby even went so far as to say donations “may as well be passed directly to the Premier … in an envelope,” That’s an astonishing accusation which Eby must have known not to be true when he made it. Politicians as a rule never touch the money.

Read the full article: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/05/08/bc-ndps-conflict-accusations-are-dangerous