A Globe investigation revealed that the BC Liberal Party collected tens of thousands of dollars in multiple donations from lobbyists who paid under their own names with personal credit cards on behalf of clients and companies and were reimbursed, which is against the law. Elections BC is now investigating.
B.C. also has no limits on contributions, and it allows union and corporate donations. That combination of policies has made the province lucrative for political fundraising, and the two main political parties, the Liberals and the NDP, have raised well in excess of the spending limits of $4.4-million each can spend in this spring’s provincial election campaign.