TRIUMF laboratory defends controversial donation to the BC Liberals

Political fundraising dinners have landed TRIUMF in hot water.

TRIUMF, the Canadian national physics laboratory located at UBC, donated a total of $1950 to the BC Liberal Party in the form of tickets to fundraising events in 2011. These donations have come under fire from IntegrityBC, a British Columbia political watchdog group, as well as the BC NDP—both who claim that, as TRIUMF is a registered charitable organization which receives taxpayer dollars, the donations should be returned.

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