Elections B.C. should be looking into the Liberal membership in British Columbia
Tired of it all, I decided to email Elections BC about Vivian Krause’s charges. My inquiry:
I am inquiring about serious charges levelled in an op-ed that appeared in the Feb 17, 2011 edition of the National Post “Vivian Krause: U.S. environmentalists are meddling in B.C.’s election”
According to this op-ed, philanthropic foundations from the United States are funding political activity in British Columbia. Vivian Krause has written a series of op-eds with a similar theme. I was wondering:
- Do Krause’s charges have merit?
- Have you received an official complaint?
- Is Elections BC conducting an investigation?
I received a very prompt response. Here it is in full…and without comment:
Thank you for your email. The Election Act does not restrict the activities of foreign groups, or who can be a member of a political party. Additionally, the Act does not prohibit organizations from encouraging individuals to join a political party.
Political party memberships are not within the jurisdiction of Elections BC, so this office does not have authority to investigate the matter you have raised.
I trust you will find this information helpful. Thank you for taking the time to write.
A/Executive Services Manager