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HomeBusinessExclusive: Gifts, junkets and real estate: how did your MLA fare in the last 12 months?

Exclusive: Gifts, junkets and real estate: how did your MLA fare in the last 12 months?


Bob Mackin

Ellis Ross, the BC Liberal LNG critic, reported more than $9,000 in sponsored travel on his annual disclosure statement.

According to documents obtained by from the Clerk’s Office, National Bank provided $7,177.65 for the Skeena MLA’s flights, accommodation and taxi fares for Dec. 3-4, 2018 events in New York and Toronto. Ross spoke on “how LNG approval is achieved in B.C., specifically with First Nations,” according to his annual conflict of interest disclosure statement.

Ellis Ross’s ad on CFTK TV (CFTK)

Ross, the former chief councillor of the Haisla First Nation, also appeared at the “Stand on Guard Edmonton” event on May 17 about LNG approval in B.C. The $1,158.57 in flights and accommodation was paid by Art Lucier, a social conservative Metis Christian evangelist with Kelowna-based Harvest Church.

Ross was also invited to speak on First Nations economy, title issues and major project development at the Canada Action Rally during the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on June 11. He received $664.91 in airfare and ground transportation from DMG Events.

Anne Kang, the NDP Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors and Multiculturalism, received $1,365.61 in flights and accommodation to the Top 10 Overseas Youth Award in Taiwan.

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham received two tickets to the Power to Be “Natural Gala” Fundraiser valued at $500 on July 12 from Power to Be. She also attended the Legislative Agricultural Chairs Summit in Calgary, July 14-16, and reported $786.90 in accommodation and hospitality from the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders.

John Horgan shooting a selfie with fellow rugby sevens fans at the 2019 Canada Sevens in B.C. Place Stadium. (Mackin)

Premier John Horgan received a free ticket to last March’s Canada Sevens World Rugby Sevens at B.C. Place Stadium, but he did not use his invitation to the halftime reception.

Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Scott Fraser reported receiving a $750 paddle from Nanwakolas and Knight Inlet, a $750 paddle from the We Wai Kai First Nation and a $750 buckskin vest from Tsilquot’in National Government. Jinny Sims received a similar $750 carved paddle from the Nanwakolas, while Environment Minister George Heyman received a handcrafted drum from a First Nation elder at the Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

Jobs and Trade Minister Bruce Ralston received a $300 ticket to the Consul General of Italy gourmet dinner on Nov. 23, 2018.

Richmond South Centre Liberal MLA Linda Reid reported two tickets worth $1,000 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation Gala, Oct. 27, 2018 from the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

Thirteen MLAs disclosed that they scored free passes to games at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Click each name below to access MLA’s annual disclosure statements.

Abbotsford South Darryl Plecas

Abbotsford West Mike de Jong

Abbotsford-Mission Simon Gibson

Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson

Burnaby North Janet Routledge

Burnaby-Deer Lake Anne Kang

Burnaby-Edmonds Raj Chouhan

Burnaby-Lougheed Katrina Chen

Cariboo Chilcotin Donna Barnett

Cariboo North Coralee Oakes

Chilliwack John Martin

Chilliwack-Kent Laurie Throness

Columbia River-Revelstoke Doug Clovechok

Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Joan Isaacs

Coquitlam-Maillardville Selina Robinson

Courtenay-Comox Ronna-Rae Leonard

Cowichan Valley Sonia Furstenau

Delta North Ravi Kahlon

Delta South Ian Paton

Esquimalt-Metchosin Mitzi Dean

Fraser-Nicola Jackie Tegart

Kamloops-North Thompson Peter Milobar

Kamloops-South-Thompson Todd Stone

Kelowna West Ben Stewart

Kelowna-Lake Country Norm Letnick

Kelowna-Mission Steve Thomson

Kootenay East Tom Shypitka

Kootenay West Katrine Conroy

Langford-Juan de Fuca John Horgan

Langley Mary Polak

Langley East Rich Coleman

Maple-Ridge Mission Bob D’Eith

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare

Mid Island-Pacific Rim Scott Fraser

Nanaimo Sheila Malcolmson

Nanaimo-North Cowichan Doug Routley

Nechako Lakes John Rustad

Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall

New Westminster Judy Darcy

North Coast Jennifer Rice

North Island Claire Trevena

North Vancouver-Lonsdale Bowinn Ma

North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite

Oak Bay-Gordon Head Andrew Weaver

Parksville-Qualicum Michelle Stilwell

Peace River North Dan Davies

Peace River South Mike Bernier

Penticton Dan Ashton

Port Coquitlam Mike Farnworth

Port Moody-Coquitlam Rick Glumac

Powell River-Sunshine Coast Nicholas Simons

Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris

Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond

Richmond North Centre Teresa Wat

Richmond South Centre Linda Reid

Richmond-Queensborough Jas Johal

Richmond-Steveston John Yap

Saanich North and the Islands Adam Olsen

Saanich South Lana Popham

Shuswap Greg Kyllo

Skeena Ellis Ross

Stikine Doug Donaldson

Surrey South Stephanie Cadieux

Surrey-Cloverdale Marvin Hunt

Surrey-Fleetwood Jagrup Brar

Surrey-Green Timbers Rachna Singh

Surrey-Guildford Garry Begg

Surrey-Newton Harry Bains

Surrey-Panorama Jinny Sims

Surrey-Whalley Bruce Ralston

Surrey-White Rock Tracy Redies

Vancouver-Fairview George Heyman

Vancouver-False Creek Sam Sullivan

Vancouver-Fraserview George Chow

Vancouver-Hastings Shane Simpson

Vancouver-Kensington Mable Elmore

Vancouver-Kingsway Adrian Dix

Vancouver-Langara Michael Lee

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Melanie Mark

Vancouver-Point Grey David Eby

Vancouver-Quilchena Andrew Wilkinson

Vancouver-West End Spencer Chandra Herbert

Vernon-Monashee Eric Foster

Victoria-Beacon Hill Carole James

Victoria-Swan Lake Rob Fleming

West Vancouver-Capilano Ralph Sultan

West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky Jordan Sturdy

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