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#11 – Big Timber, Big Donations, Big Trouble

Second in our BC Liberals’ Dirty Dozen Donations series

The big logging companies have largely flown under the radar of the BC Liberals’ donations scandals. After all that negative attention in the 1990’s, they are probably happy that the fossil fuel industry, developers, and mining companies (hello Mt. Polley!) have dominated the media lately.

But, companies like West Fraser ($990,000), Canfor ($852,000) and Interfor ($720,000) still rank up there with the biggest corporate donors to the BC Liberals, and they get their money worth in return!

An example: when the two biggest donors – West Fraser and Canfor “accidentally” logged almost a million cubic metres of healthy public forests when they were supposed to be going after beetle wood, the BC Liberals simply shrugged their shoulders and levied zero penalties. 

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# 12 - BC Liberals Love Those Foreign Donations

Today we kick off the BC Liberals’ Dirty Dozen Donations series, a recap of the worst ways in which big money interests buy influence and elections in BC in cahoots with the BC Liberal Party.

If there is one way BC is like a tin-pot dictatorship, look no further than the fact that foreign and out-of-province companies and individuals can make unlimited donations to our political parties to curry favour and to influence elections. And the BC Liberals really like it that way.

Most civilized countries, and most provinces ban all political donations from outside their jurisdiction. After all, democracy is supposed to be based on the principle of one person, one vote, with an emphasis on person (not corporation or union), and vote (ie. a person living here and therefore able to cast a ballot).

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Let's Work Together For A New BC Government

The BC election is now underway!

On May 9, we have the opportunity to turn the page on what has become a corrupted BC Liberal Party hell bent on keeping millions of dollars in corporate donations flowing into its coffers instead of serving BC voters.

Project Democracy wants to work with you on regime change.

This election we’ll use our considerable social media footprint to keep the focus on the BC Liberals’ many transgressions.

We’ll work to keep the election narrative about the corruption and the need to clean it up by voting for a new government.

Here’s how you can help:

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