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Increased Advertising Spending Raising Questions

The provincial government has nearly doubled its advertising spending for the January to May period.

B.C’s Auditor General Carol Bellringer says there shouldn’t be a spending increase prior to an election so it does raise questions. But, her office can’t intervene.

“The only jurisdiction where the auditor general has an involvement in looking at political assets is in Ontario.”

“We have no power other than the power to influence.”

However, Bellringer says she will be meeting with the minister today to talk about what is going on.

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