"The Medicine Hat Catholic School Board says it did improperly buy tickets to Premier Alison Redford’s leader’s dinner - and has likely been breaking provincial laws against making donations to political parties for the last seven years."
7 years! ( the provision making it illegal for schools to donate became law in 2004)
I feel sorry for my PCAA friends, it can't be easy making excuses for their support while turning a blind eye to almost daily revelations of illegal donations being accepted by the PC party.
School board officials say they have attended PC fundraisers for years for "networking"
Wildrose press release that started it all this AM.
An attempt to make it all go away: Tweet from Joey Oberhoffner:
What the link in the tweet used to bring up: (Target has been edited to now go to story linked to at top which refers* to the following, now deleted?)
"The Wildrose Party’s latest blast at the Tories over improper donations appears to have fizzled.
Wildrose issued a news release Friday saying the Progressive Conservatives took illegal donations at Premier Alison Redford’s leaders dinner in Medicine Hat last fall.
It cites a report from the Medicine Hat Catholic School Board saying the board had purchased five tickets for the dinner. Under provincial election law, school divisions are “prohibited corporations” not allowed to make partisan political donations.
But Peter Grad, chairman of the Catholic board, said in an interview board members had purchased the tickets themselves and were not reimbursed by the school division.
He also said the party had not solicited the board to buy tickets to the Oct. 20 event.The chief electoral officer is investigating 10 Tory constituency associations and a number of municipalities and organizations over alleged illegal contributions"
* "This blog initially reported the comments of Peter Grad, chairman of the Catholic board, who had told the Herald in an interview that board members had purchased the tickets themselves and were not reimbursed by the school division. Leahy said Grad was mistaken."
From Yesterday: How the PCs are blaming the victims.
From Tuesday: It keeps getting worse: PC's accepted $15K in illegal donations...