Times Colonist: Is Christy Clark’s extra pay a conflict of interest?

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April 28, 2016 | Les Leyne

Earlier in the day, NDP MLA David Eby raced back to the Conflict of Interest Commission to update his complaint about Clark’s fundraising practices. It centred on exclusive private receptions where B.C. Liberal Party donors pay thousands to spend time with the premier.

The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday that Clark earns an extra stipend from the party, confirmed later to be $45,000 to $50,000 a year over the past few years. It prompted Eby to allege the party is laundering donations through the party before they are passed to the premier.

“This conduct is outrageous, incredibly problematic and directly contrary to the public interest,” he wrote in a letter to commissioner Paul Fraser.

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