Earlier this week, Premier Gordon Campbell received headlining coverage for giving tax incentives that will specifically benefit the biotech industry. But what was not mentioned at the time was the premier's personal and partisan connection to that industry. As we previously reported, the premier's friend Hector Mackay-Dunn, a member of the provincial Liberal's election planning committee, is a biotech lawyer and director with a number of organizations including BC Biotech. Of course, Public Eye has no reason to think such personal connections would influence public policy. But others may draw a different conclusion.
June 23, 2005