Ex-MLA expensed over $2,000 to attend party fundraisers, Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun:
“VICTORIA — A former B.C. Liberal MLA now working as a director at Simon Fraser University has been giving public dollars from his university expense account to the B.C. Liberal Party.
Documents obtained by The Vancouver Sun show that in just over one month earlier this year, Wilf Hurd expensed $2,045 to attend seven B.C. Liberal Party fundraisers.
The payments included $1,000 for six tickets to an event put on by Liberal MLA and former cabinet minister Harry Bloy, $350 to attend an event by Liberal MLA and deputy Speaker Linda Reid as well as various others from mid-January to late February.
Hurd, who is the university’s director of government relations, paid for the events with personal cheques and then submitted the charges to the university for reimbursement.
He filed most under the expense category “entertainment — catered meals,” though he appears to have identified the $1,000 for Bloy as “advertising and promotional fees…”