Ticket to ride?

Earlier, your humble organ reported between fiscal 2001 and 2004, the Campbell administration transferred $3.3 million to headhunting specialists on a list of pre-qualified executive search firms. A number of them had donated their time to identify potential senior bureaucrats on behalf of the Liberals. And they've also been generous with their money. According to a review of Elections British Columbia filings, those companies have contributed $31,415 to the Liberals (which includes the value of their aforementioned headhunting services). The following is a complete list of those contributions.

The Caldwell Partners International Inc.

1996 $2,000
2000 $2,500
2001 $2,500
2002 $2,675

Korn/Ferry International Inc.

2000 $5,000

Pinton Forrest & Madden Group Inc.

1996 $500
1999 $500
2000 $500
2001 $1,000
2002 $535
2003 $598
2004 $1,348
2005 (Election) $898

Ray & Berndtson/Tanton Mitchell Inc.

1999 $400
2000 $1,070
2001 $4,836
2002 $660
2005 (Election) $1,070

Western Executive Selection Inc.

2003 $1,200
2004 $300
2005 (Election) $400

2 Comments

OK, let's assume for moment that there is a quid pro quo at work here.

The thing is, that's less than 1% of the total revenue.

Is it really possible that our humble political overlords can be bought off so cheaply?

Or, put another way, is that all it takes?

Oh.

Sorry.

Hang on a second.......How much did Mr. Falcon get again from those transportation interests that have done so well by his and his Ministrys' decisions?

Never mind.

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A very close relationship indeed between big business and our business lackey Linos.This is only scratching the surface of what is going on in back of the store.

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