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 theBreaker.news 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.
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.
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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