Compare and contrast: Vivian Krause, 3rd edition

One would think that Elections BC would look into this attempt by an American foundation to meddle in B.C. politics. Surprisingly, Elections BC has said that there is “nothing for Elections BC to investigate.”

The Election Act does not restrict the activities of foreign groups in B.C. political matters.

Vivian Krause, Vancouver Sun, February 25, 2011.

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American foundations aren’t sup-posed to mobilize voters in a foreign country

-Vivian Krause, Vancouver Sun, November 15, 2011

Did the B.C. Elections Act change between February 25, 2011 and November 15, 2011?

Why, no…it didn’t.

See also: Elections BC on Krause and City Caucus charges and Foreign influence on Canadian environmental policy: A request for some balance

In the real world, its foreign corporations that exert [exponentially] more influence on Canadian policy-making than foreign NGOs. An honest debater would point that out.

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