The guys over at Wazuku have certainly gone to bat for Christy Clark and the BC Liberals.
They set up CC4BC, possibly the worst, least effective smear campaign in BC history. One million dollars (or maybe a little less as Shepard fell short on his fundraising) spent and Clark went down in the polls while Dix and the NDP emerged with a 20 point lead over Clark’s Liberals.
But they blew the auditor out of the water over his report on the Pacific Carbon Trust… Oh, did I get that wrong?
Why, yes I did.
Pacific Carbon Trust paid Wazuku $10,000 to smear the Auditor General before the release of his audit of the Trust. The smear resulted in sustained negative press for Pacific Carbon Trust and a new, heavily jaundiced look at the sleight of hand program it runs, transferring money from schools and hospitals to big, wealthy corporations for GHG reduction programs that the corporations can and should be doing anyway. Nice strategy boys.
Even better Wazuku’s campaign caused the opposition and the press to look at the cosy relationship between the Trust and its supplier Wazuku, who share a Trust board member and a Wazuku partner in Mike Watson.
The only person in the province looking the other way and seeing no evil is the Premier. But then she might have a reason to look the other way. Rumour has it one of the Wazuku principals will be playing a major role on her campaign team.
According to sources, the guy on the campaign bus running Clark’s days – the guy known as the wagonmaster in the business – will be Steve Kukuchu, one of three Wazuku partners. Kukuchu also campaigned for Clark in the Point Grey by-election.
No wonder the Clark government isn’t following up on the PCT disgrace.