Earlier, we reported harmonized sales tax critic John Bishop had contributed $1,000 to the provincial Liberals in 2006. But he's by no means the only restaurant owner who has supported the Liberals. According to Elections British Columbia, Earls Restaurants Ltd. has donated $38,400 to the Liberals between 2005 and 2008. And, earlier this month, the company was one of the corporate teams at the Leader's Invitation Golf Tournament, contributing $1,000 worth of gift certificates as an auction item. Earls chief executive officer Stan Fuller hasn't returned a request for comment placed yesterday.
July 28, 2009