Earlier this month, a number of Public Eye readers reported Kushpal Gill, previously president of Premier Glen Clark's constituency association and a British Columbia Ferries Corp. board member, was campaigning on behalf of provincial Liberal Vancouver-Langara nomination candidate Sandy McCormick. In an interview with Public Eye, the former city councillor refused to confirm or deny those reports, saying, "People help out. And if they want their names divulged that would be their business. Lots of people are helping on our campaign."
But when we reached Mr. Gill earlier this evening and asked whether he was involved with Ms. McCormick's campaign, he said "Sandy McCormick? Sandy McCormick? She's a candidate with which party?"
After answering Mr. Gill's question, he then told us he had "met (Ms. McCormick) at a mutual friend's party. But I'm not involved with the campaign...I know people who are helping her - some very good friends are helping her. But I'm not directly involved with the campaign sign-ups or anything."
Mr. Gill also denied campaigning for Burnaby-Willingdon provincial New Democrat non-candidate Tony Nobody, although he did say Mr. Kuo was a good friend of his.