April 29, 2016 | Vaughn Palmer
Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, New Democratic Party MLA David Eby rose in the B.C. legislature to take on Premier Christy Clark.
The two had clashed before, of course. Most famously in the 2013 provincial election, when his 1,000-vote victory over her in Vancouver-Point Grey provided the New Democrats with their only cause for cheer in an otherwise crushing and unexpected defeat.
But now the MLA was having at the premier in a different fashion, over her $50,000 annual salary supplement from the B.C. Liberal party, which Eby persists in describing as a “commission” on party fundraising.
“To the premier,” Eby began, “the conflict commissioner is investigating her commission. Will she save him the time and pass a law that makes it explicitly illegal in British Columbia for a premier to receive fundraising commissions?”