#9 – Tinted Windows – Cash For Access To The BC Liberals

Fourth in our BC Liberals Dirty Dozen Donations series.

In the midst of fundraising scandals, the BC Liberals used vans with tinted windows to shuttle rich donors into a $5,000-a-plate dinner with Christy Clark at swanky Mission Hill Winery.

These are called “cash for access” events where people willing to give big money get to hob nob with elected decision makers, leaving regular voters out in the cold, and thereby subverting our democracy.

But Christy Clark and the BC Liberals love these events and do lots of them, using them to raise the majority of their $13 million last year.

There’s even an unofficial price list for the BC Liberals’ cash-for-access menu:

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Other items in this series:

#12 - BC Liberals Love Those Foreign Donations

#11 - Big Timber, Big Donations, Big Trouble

#10 - Digging Up The Gold For The BC Liberals




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