Saturday, April 15, 2017

Christy Clark circumvented BC Gaming license as a 'Privilege of Membership' fundraiser event

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Our club had a $2,000 fundraiser ($5,000 or less category) for the Hastings community area with the proceeds going to a youth group within the recreational centre.   We had to fill out multiple forms, submit them for review by the BC Government, and we checked daily to see how the application was proceeding. At the last moment we got the thumbs up.

Whereas .....

 ... the BC Liberal Party has never made an application through the BC Gaming Licensing division nor read, apparently, the Elections Act of BC.  The BC Liberals sought out only one 'law' which they see as a higher authority to circumvent the laws of British Columbia when it comes to running a lottery:

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What happens?

 Feb 2, 2015
Watch as Premier Christy Clark phones new members just to say thanks for their membership.
It's just one of the privileges of membership - getting to connect with the leaders of the province who are working hard to build a stronger British Columbia.  You can join those leaders by signing up with just a few simple clicks here: .

Plus, if you join right now, you'll be entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Vancouver to meet with the Premier over lunch.  We'll announce the winner in May.

What happens when you join the BC Liberal Party?  We hold a lottery!

1) Lottery to determine a winner based upon membership fees
2) One winner only
3) Regulated by You Tube Standard License
4) The winner remains anonymous (no one will know there was an actual winner)
5) We don't declare how much we raised illicitly
6) Bob Mackin will not be able to do an FOI because this is in-house
7) Unlimited Lottery participants

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Based upon a past transgression by the BC NDP in the 1990s 'Today's BC Liberal' Party put the fix in so a political party couldn't let it happen again.  Somehow BC Liberal Party Leader Christy Clark who authorized the lottery must have forgotten about ...... it as Premier Christy Clark.

Elections BC:
 lotteries, raffles or other gambling activities are not permitted for fundraising

Elections BC Guidelines Page 26 of 68


Google Search Criteria for British Columbia Government: Gambling Event Licence Fundraising

Class A gambling event licences allow eligible organizations to fundraise by holding a gambling event or series of gambling events that will generate more than $20,000 in gross revenue. Gambling events include raffles, bingos, social occasion casinos and wheels of fortune. This page includes information about these licences, including: eligibility, how to apply, application resources (forms, tips, FAQs, etc.) and more.

A bona fide application  .... 
Ticket Raffle applications may take up to 10 weeks to process, except for Class B and Class D licences, which take approximately three (3) working days after receipt by the Branch.

If the status of your application is "Complete", a decision has been made by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch and you will be receiving a letter of assessment shortly. If you chose e-mail for the delivery method when you applied, the letter will be sent only to the address that was provided.

Gambling event licences allow eligible organizations to fundraise by holding a single gambling event or a series of events. Gambling events include raffles, bingos, poker, social occasion casinos, and wheels of fortune. Find out about eligibility requirements and how to apply.


Offence in relation to lotteries and games of chance
206. (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years who
(a) makes, prints, advertises or publishes, or causes or procures to be made, printed, advertised or published, any proposal, scheme or plan for advancing, lending, giving, selling or in any way disposing of any property by lots, cards, tickets or any mode of chance whatever;
(b) sells, barters, exchanges or otherwise disposes of, or causes or procures, or aids or assists in, the sale, barter, exchange or other disposal of, or offers for sale, barter or exchange, any lot, card, ticket or other means or device for advancing, lending, giving, selling or otherwise disposing of any property by lots, tickets or any mode of chance whatever;
(c) knowingly sends, transmits, mails, ships, delivers or allows to be sent, transmitted, mailed, shipped or delivered, or knowingly accepts for carriage or transport or conveys any article that is used or intended for use in carrying out any device, proposal, scheme or plan for advancing, lending, giving, selling or otherwise disposing of any property by any mode of chance whatever;
(d) conducts or manages any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind for the purpose of determining who, or the holders of what lots, tickets, numbers or chances, are the winners of any property so proposed to be advanced, lent, given, sold or disposed of;
(e) conducts, manages or is a party to any scheme, contrivance or operation of any kind by which any person, on payment of any sum of money, or the giving of any valuable security, or by obligating himself to pay any sum of money or give any valuable security, shall become entitled under the scheme, contrivance or operation to receive from the person conducting or managing the scheme, contrivance or operation, or any other person, a larger sum of money or amount of valuable security than the sum or amount paid or given, or to be paid or given, by reason of the fact that other persons have paid or given, or obligated themselves to pay or give any sum of money or valuable security under the scheme, contrivance or operation;
(f) disposes of any goods, wares or merchandise by any game of chance or any game of mixed chance and skill in which the contestant or competitor pays money or other valuable consideration;
(g) induces any person to stake or hazard any money or other valuable property or thing on the result of any dice game, three-card monte, punch board, coin table or on the operation of a wheel of fortune;
(h) for valuable consideration carries on or plays or offers to carry on or to play, or employs any person to carry on or play in a public place or a place to which the public have access, the game of three-card monte;
(i) receives bets of any kind on the outcome of a game of three-card monte; or
(j) being the owner of a place, permits any person to play the game of three-card monte therein.

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Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Well, if that’s not enough incentive to join, let me remind you that every passing day brings us closer to another election when, once again, BC’s future will be at stake. That’s where you come in – we need you on our roster to help us bring home yet another big win in 2017 – a win that will protect BC’s economy for this generation, and for generations to come.

That’s why we’re offering up a special prize for those who join TEAM BC 2017 early. We’re offering our new and returning teammates a chance to meet with the coach, Premier Christy Clark, over lunch in beautiful downtown Vancouver. We’ll pay the way for one BC resident (and their guest of choice) who signs up between now and April 30, 2015 – all you have to do is register.
Oh – and if you renewed or joined at any point this year, you’re also entered – we appreciate your pre-season spirit!

We’ll announce the winner in May. Until then, stay in touch by subscribing to our emails, volunteering, or by attending local events to meet BC MLAs and the Premier’s Cabinet.
By Jillian Stead

This transgression, running a lottery, is outside of the current investigation being conducted by the RCMP:

RCMP investigates political fund raising scheme BC Liberal Party  -  680 News


Bill said...

Bob Mackin should sign up for the Liberal party team.

If he won the grand prize sit down with Christy... well that really would be a news story.

North Van's Grumps said...

Yeah, but it would be illegal, and he would have to confess.... what a scoop


Anonymous said...

How many other lotteries have been run by the BC Liberals at their fundraisers around the province?

Anonymous said...

Anyone care to contact elections BC for a reply on this?

Danneau said...

Yet another log to toss on the bonfire of Liberal ethical transgressions. It's a party that seems to have invested heavily in Teflon futures.

Anonymous said...

BC vote split

Anonymous said...

BC vote splitting

Anonymous said...

Did contact Elections BC and received this:

Dangerfield, Corri EBC:EX
Apr 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

To 'L'

Message body

Good morning,

The Election Act does not prohibit fundraising through lotteries or other games of chance. It is the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch that regulates gambling in B.C. You may find more information at:

Best regards,

Corri Dangerfield

Compliance Officer

Elections BC

Phone: 250-356-9329

Toll-free: 1-800-661-8683 / TTY 1-888-456-5448

Fax: 250-387-3578

Location: Suite 100-1112 Fort Street, Victoria