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BC Liberal investigated for contacting BC ministers for client

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The BC Liberal party’s vice-president is being investigated for contacting several provincial ministers on behalf of his Chinese-investor client — before registering as a lobbyist.

Records from the registrar’s office show Bill Belsey was in contact with the jobs minister, the environment minister and the forests minister on December 5th, but didn’t register as a lobbyist until December 10th.

Deputy registrar of lobbyists, Mary Carlson, says she wants to determine whether Belsey violated regulations, and he could face a fine.

“The act allows us to levy penalties of up to $25,000, and our policies and procedures set out what the parameters are for different types of offences.”

Belsey was lobbying for an investor who bought the Skeena Cellulose pulp mill in Prince Rupert.

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Fire Christy Clark's Botoxed Derriere

But…but…but….the NDP was responsible for the Fast Ferries debacle! And Adrian Dix backdated a memo!!!!

It’s amazing that a new scandal pops out of the wood work every single day. You gotta be extra sleazy to be able to maintain this level of corruption!!!

January 31, 2013 at 9:58 am
Bushwacker

The obvious parallel is Rich Coleman and Michael Graydon calling Surrey Councillors to promote their friends casino application.

This is the way these drunk on power, soon to be unemployed, manipulators and rotten stewards of the public trust, operate.

January 31, 2013 at 8:33 am