B.C. leadership candidate Kevin Falcon's campaign manager claims that the Christy Clark campaign is playing fast and loose with party membership rules.
In an interview, Norman Stowe said that the Clark campaign has been circulating photocopied membership forms.
Stowe acknowledged that people have filled in the forms in good faith, but alleged that the documents themselves were "not legitimate".
"They don't have membership serial numbers on them," Falcon's campaign manager said. "And it begs the question: what happens to those forms once somebody fills them in and pays their $10?"
Stowe mentioned only two possibilities:
* "One, you can transcribe the information from the photocopied membership form to a real membership form. But that means you would have to forge somebody's signature onto the membership form because the membership form has to have an original signature."
* "The other thing you could do is take that information from the photocopied membership form, go online, and register somebody with a different credit card. Again, that's not allowed, either. You're supposed to use a personal credit card."
He added that he doesn't know how many of these "illegitimate" photocopied forms have been distributed.
"We saw them first in the Lower Mainland," Stowe said, adding that another showed up in Kamloops.
The Falcon campaign has turned that one over to the party for a review.
The allegations come in the wake of revelations that a cat belonging to a senior Christy Clark volunteer was registered as a B.C. Liberal.
The George Abbott campaign has accused an "associate" of the Clark campaign of signing up the cat.
B.C. Liberals will vote on February 26 to elect their new leader, who will become B.C.'s next premier.
The Christy Clark campaign's media spokesperson, Shane Mills, could not be reached for comment this morning (February 8).