Laura Miller’s appeal for funds is a political dilemma

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Times Colonist | Les Leyne | Times Colonist

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B.C. NDP MLA David Eby said he doesn’t blame Miller for crowdfunding. “Clayton Ruby [her lawyer] bills top dollar and criminal defence is a very expensive enterprise.”

But he questions the “lack of judgment” of some of the B.C. donors. Miller was running the party at the time a special prosecutor was overseeing an investigation into the quick-wins scandal that resulted in the charges against Robertson, who was then on the party staff. Now he has made a public donation to someone who might conceivably testify if his case proceeds. And the special prosecutor is still on the case.

Eby said there are some situations where people in the political realm have to tell friends in trouble: “No. I can’t help you.”

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