Friday January 6, 2012

BC Politics

'Who Really Runs BC?" 

What if politicians had to wear their corporate sponsorship?

Submitted by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC


ntegrityBC is delivering a postcard to homes in Chilliwack that depicts BC premier Christy Clark as a  NASCAR race car driver in a uniform splashed with the corporate logos of donors to her 2011 leadership campaign.

Each logo represents a donation of more than $7,500. Together they represent over $200,000 in donations and are on top of other donations these same companies may have made to the BC Liberal party in 2011.

The postcard is part of IntegrityBC's province-wide “Who really runs BC?” campaign to reform BC's electoral finance laws which is calling for a ban on corporate and union funding of political parties, a cap on personal donations and a Citizen's Assembly to study and make binding recommendations on a host of additional reforms.

The non-partisan organization has devoted a section of its website to the issue which includes downloadable posters, a brochure, backgrounder and an extensive resource centre with additional reports, surveys, court judgements and videos.

For British Columbians who already support IntegrityBC's position an electronic petition is online, as is a downloadable petition for sharing at workplaces, community centres, churches and other locations.

*IntegrityBC* is a non-partisan organization championing accountability and integrity in BC politics. By empowering British Columbians, IntegrityBC hopes to change politics in BC letting citizens regain their trust in government.



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