Last week, investigative journalist Bob Mackin wrote Premier Photo Op and the $185,000 charter bills
“On CKNW AM 980, during The Investigators segment on the Oct. 22 edition of the Bill Good Show, I revealed that Premier Christy Clark has spent $185,027.86 on 25 trips from March 18, 2011 through Aug. 1, 2012 on a charter airline owned by a prominent BC Liberal bagman…”
Most provincial employees know that David Mclean’s family enterprises are favoured suppliers and the amount referenced by Mackin is only a tiny piece of the rewards flowing to companies associated with the McLean family.
For example, during fiscal years 2010 and 2011, Blackcomb Helicoters Limited Partnership received $ 6,032,729 from the BC Government. Since 2006, the total is more than $11 million.
Detailed Schedules of Payments issued by the Office of the Comptroller General provide only part of the story because vendors are listed by name without disclosure of corporate associations or beneficial ownership.
Anonymity for recipients of government lolly is just a numbered company away.
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