Former BC Liberal executive involved in scandal is crowdfunding to cover legal fees

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A former BC Liberal executive has turned to crowd-funding to pay for her legal bills.

Laura Miller resigned her position as Executive Director with BC’s governing party in December after being criminally charged in connection to Ontario’s gas plants scandal.

She was one of two former aides to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty charged for alleged roles in the deletion of emails.

At the time she vowed to clear her name, hiring high profile civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby.

But that doesn’t come cheap.

A Fundrazr page has been set up, and so far has raised more than $18,000.

Screenshot / Fundrazr

Screenshot / Fundrazr

It indicates contributes came from BC Liberal Party President Sharon White who donated $2,500, as well as former Solicitor General John Les and current MLA John Yap who gave $500 each.

Another apparent contributor is familiar with the type of attention Miller is getting.

BC Liberal organizer Mark Robertson contributed $1000.

He’s currently facing Elections Act charges in connection to the BC Liberals’ “quick wins” ethnic outreach scandal.

Originally published on CKNW.com.

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