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Friday, 10 March 2017

Sweet deal for BC Premier Christy Clark -- illegal, but sweet ...

Illegal, you say? Only in Canada ... pity.

Donations by lobbyists have come under scrutiny after a recent Globe and Mail investigation revealed that lobbyists are often being illegally reimbursed by corporations or special interests for donations made under their own names. B.C. has some of the weakest political donation rules in all of Canada. Individuals, corporations, unions and foreigners can donate unlimited amounts to political parties, yet it is illegal to contribute on another's behalf or conceal the true source of a donation.