Christy Clark rounded out her final days in office with a parting gift — not to British Columbians but to a loyal BC Liberal donor, Taseko Mines.
The company donated more than $130,000 to the BC Liberals, and now they’ve scooped up Clark’s prize.
While members of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation were being chased from their homes by an aggressive wildfire, Clark’s outgoing government approvedexploratory permits for the company to dig up their traditional, and constitutionally protected, lands — an area so culturally and environmentally important that Harper’s Conservatives rejected federal permits twice.
But then again, the federal Conservative party can’t accept corporate donations. Over here in the “Wild West,” Clark’s BC Liberals can, and did. With a new government in the legislature and a new face in the Premier’s office, laws to ban Big Money are finally on the way.
The NDP has promised to bring in campaign finance reform as their first order of business and the BC Greens are planning to hold them to it.