IntegrityBC ad in Georgia Straight has Clark in NASCAR driver’s suit

(Victoria, 1 December 2011) –  IntegrityBC is running an ad in today’s Georgia Straight that depicts Premier Christy Clark in a NASCAR driver’s suit plastered with some of the logos from corporate donors to her leadership campaign earlier this year.

The ad is part of IntegrityBC’s “Who really runs BC?” campaign that is calling for a ban on corporate and union funding of BC political parties and a cap on individual donations.

Each logo in the Straight ad represents a corporate donor who gave over $7,500 to Clark’s campaign and together total over $200,000 in donations, less than half of the $450,000 her campaign raised from corporations.

The BC NDP set a $2,500 cap on donations in its leadership campaign this year.

“We hope our ad will help drive home the need to rid BC of the influence of corporate and union cash from our political system,” said IntegrityBC executive director Dermod Travis.

Copies of the ad can be downloaded at www.integritybc.ca A postcard image is available on the organization’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/integritybritishcolumbia.  Click here to view the ad.

IntegrityBC credits Reddit.com user crandyj1220 for the ad’s inspiration. Crandyj1220 is credited with a postcard of US House speaker John Boehner similar to today’s ad by IntegrityBC.

IntegrityBC is a non-partisan organization championing accountability and integrity in BC politics. By empowering British Columbians, IntegrityBC hopes to change politics in BC letting citizens regain their trust in government.

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For more information:

Dermod Travis, Executive Director

250-590-5126

info@integritybc.ca