Last week, Public Eye exclusively reported Marty Zlotnik, a long-time Gordon Campbell associate, has been circulating a petition calling on the premier to "find an alternative method of compensating the Musqueam Indian Band regarding any entitlement they may have" to the University Golf Club. But Mr. Zlotnik isn't the only Liberal supporter with an interest in the issue. Vancouver mogul David Ho, whose companies have donated $125,953 to the party between 2005 and 2006, owns the club's lease - which sees him pay a percentage of its gross revenues to the University of British Columbia.
But, in an interview with Public Eye, club manager Michael Mather explained, "We're not allowed to, as ordered by the courts" to get involved with the negotiations. "We're not allowed to discuss with anybody - whether it be the government, UBC, Musqueam about extending our lease." That lease is set to expire on May 22, 2015.