NDP: BC Liberals sent Throness $18,000 after his resignation

ELECTION finance reports released on Monday show the BC Liberal Party continued to finance Laurie Throness after he resigned over his comments comparing contraception to eugenics.

Following Throness’ resignation on October 15, the BC Liberals sent seven transfers totalling $18,804.20 to Throness’ campaign. (Elections BC)

For months, the BC Liberals rejected calls to fire Throness for his history of homophobic and transphobic comments.

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon said: “It’s troubling that the BC Liberals gave Laurie Throness more than $18,000 even after he quit as a candidate. His discriminatory beliefs are harmful to people and have no place in our politics. If the BC Liberals wanted to prove there’s no room for homophobia and sexism in their party, they shouldn’t have continued to quietly fund Laurie Throness’ campaign.”