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Media Advisory: Political Contribution Review Complete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2019

VICTORIA – Elections BC’s review of an issue brought forward by Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart is complete. The review found that no provisions of the Election Act were violated.

MLA Stewart wrote Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman on August 1, 2019, to advise him of the issue. It involved a political contribution to the BC Liberal Party that was reimbursed to the contributor by the party. The review found no evidence that the political contribution and reimbursement were made in contravention of the Election Act.

Elections BC now considers this matter closed. To protect the privacy of the individuals involved, Elections BC will not be making further comment on this issue.

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Contact:
Andrew Watson
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in B.C. in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act, and Referendum Act.