Fassbender caught campaigning with tax dollars for the second time in a week: NDP


Peter Fassbender presenting a cheque.

LESS than one week after Liberal MLA Peter Fassbender was forced to apologize for using tax dollars to benefit the BC Liberal re-election campaign (“I own this, I should never have done it. It’s a mistake and it will never happen again, I can assure you. I know the difference”), video has surfaced of Fassbender, and Liberal MLAs Amrik Virk and Marvin Hunt delivering another government cheque – this time joined by BC Liberal candidates Brenda Locke, Puneet Sandhar, and Sargy Chima at the Laxmi Narayan Mandir Surrey.

The video, uploaded to Facebook under the title “Presentation by the BC Liberals at Mandir,” shows another attempt to use tax dollars to help elect BC Liberal candidates, said the NDP.

The three candidates joined Fassbender, Virk and Hunt at the front of the room for the start of the event, where they were acknowledged by the MC before being asked to take their seats again.

Marvin Hunt, Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender.
Photos: Facebook video

During his remarks, Fassbender was sure to acknowledge the candidates in attendance: “I want to say on behalf of Premier Clark, my colleagues, the existing MLAs from here in Surrey and our future MLAs, how much we appreciate the hard work that you do…”

A short time later, the candidates returned to the front of the room for a photo op with the government MLAs, the cheque still visible in the hands of one of the organization’s board members.

The video:


The three Surrey MLAS with candidates Brenda Locke, Puneet Sandhar, and Sargy Chima.

“British Columbians are questioning whether Christy Clark’s Liberals are serious when they promise to finally start doing the right thing for people. Last week, Peter Fassbender apologized for using people’s hard-earned tax dollars to benefit his re-election campaign, promising this kind of thing would never happen again. Six days later, British Columbians have their answer: Christy Clark does the right thing for herself and her rich donors, and British Columbians are paying the price,” said Mike Farnworth, NDP candidate in Port Coquitlam.


  1. The Liberals are not going to change, how they are is in their DNA. When will they get it — the ONLY source of income available to government comes from the taxpayer. Whenever they are showing their largess handing out millions of dollars for projects previously promised and LONG overdue, all the time patting themselves on the back for the good job they have done with our economy, they forget: the money they are handing out is OUR money – not theirs. Our “Leaders” – the politicians and policy makers, were elected to that position to do three basic things: to plan for and ensure there are the resources for the health, safety, and education of the citizens. This administration has failed miserably in their responsibilities.

  2. The Liberals have been totally corrupt since Clown Campbell was elected in 2001. Don’ t even hope for them to change.

  3. An apology means nothing coming from Fassbender.
    He violated the public trust plain & simple…so
    he should be forced to pay back the money…
    with the addition of a big fat fine he should also have to pay.
    Topped off with some jail time & a life ban from politics.

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