Some people got to have it, some people really need it

Gordon Campbell may only be the premier of British Columbia. But, these days, his party is raising more money than the Grits. In 2004 the provincial Liberals received $8.2 million in contributions, with 61 percent coming from the business community. By comparison, Prime Minister Paul Martin's natural and national-governing party took in just $5.2 million thanks to new fundraisings restriction that prevent companies and unions from donating more than $1,000 and individuals from donating from more than $5,000. The provincial Liberal's chief bagman is Dundee Securities Corp. vice-president Chris Owen, the son of former Vancouver mayor Philip Owen and chair of the party's 24-member fundraising committee. A version of this article was originally published in today's edition of 24 hours.

Leave a comment

Copyright © 2004 - Public Eye Mediaworks. Reproductions of any portion of this Website are permitted only with the expressed permission of Public Eye Mediaworks.
Canadian Web Hosting graciously provided by dotcanuck Web Services. Layout and graphics courtesy of Art Department Design.