One of the most influential federal Conservatives in British Columbia is hosting a fundraiser for provincial Liberal Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon. Earlier this month, select supporters received a glossy, full-colour, personalized brochure (cha-ching!) offering them complimentary tickets to Minister Falcon's annual Beans n Jeans barbeque - scheduled to get underway at 3:00 on July 22. And, according to that brochure (which features a photograph of the highway baron sitting on a fence, beside a horse) the western-themed event is being "generously hosted" by Senator Gerry St. Germain at his Indian Springs Ranch. Upon hearing the news, one federal Grit wryly wondered if Campbell administration MLAs in the Okanagan would be organizing a similar event at Liberal Senator Ross Fitzpatrick's Cedar Creek Estate Winery. But we're pretty sure Public Eye readers already know the answer to that question.
July 10, 2006