Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Green Party Signs Helping Liberals in B.C. Led to Violation: Elections Watchdog

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Green Party Signs Helping Liberals in B.C. Led to Violation: Elections Watchdog

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Green-Liberal deal in B.C. led to violation

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OTTAWA - The federal elections watchdog says an unofficial partnership between the Greens and Liberals in a B.C. riding aimed at unseating a Conservative incumbent in the 2015 election led to an "illegal" contribution to the Liberal campaign.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections says the use of signs purchased by the Green party to help build support for Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding constituted a non-monetary contribution to Fuhr's campaign and a violation of the Canada Elections Act.

Thomas Ryder, the official agent for Green party candidate Gary Adams, has entered into a compliance agreement with the elections commissioner, in which he promises not to do this again. …

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