Ten provincial election candidates failed to disclose campaign spending by deadline
Ten candidates failed to file paperwork detailing campaign spending related to last May’s provincial election.
According to an Elections B.C. media release, the August 12 deadline for finance reports was missed by one B.C. Liberal candidate, four for the NDP, one for the B.C. Greens, and one for the B.C. Conservatives. The names of three independent candidates comprise the rest of the list.
All 10 candidates who missed the filing date lost their respective ridings.
The NDP’s Harry Lali was the only incumbent on the list. Lali served as an MLA for Yale-Lillooet and, later, Fraser Nicola, where he was running for reelection. He held the position of minister of transportation from 1998 to 2001.
The other NDP candidates who have yet to file finance reports are Sukhi Dhami (Abbotsford West), Patti MacAhonic (Chilliwack), and Harry Kooner (Surrey-Cloverdale).
The one B.C. Liberal candidate on this list is Walter Douglas Anderson (Nanaimo), the Conservative is Mike Brousseau (Skeena), and the Green’s is Edward Andreas Stanbrough (Coquitlam-Maillardville).
The three independents are Moe Gill (Abbotsford West), Arthur Austin Hadland (Peace River North), and Matt William Begley (Surrey-Cloverdale).
Only two election advertising sponsors failed to disclose campaign-donation details. Those groups are Cranbrook Physicians for Health Care and the Tanker Free BC Society.
The Elections B.C. release notes that finance reports can be filed by September 11, 2013, with a late-filing fee of $500.