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March 21st, 2016

NDP Reality Check: Liberal Majority Appoints Liberal Majority to Economic Panel

While the Liberal government was quick to emphasize that women make up a majority of the members of its new Advisory Panel on Economic Growth, the government of “openness and transparency” was much less keen to talk about the partisan majority on the new panel.

It turns out, a majority of the Canadian panel members have donated to the Liberal party including three who have donated in the last six months and two who have given more than $8,000 each.

Here’s a list of the panel members:

Dominic Barton (Chair)

Donated $1200 in 2013 to Chrystia Freeland.

Katherine Barr

Jennifer Blanke

From Geneva, Switzerland.

Kenneth Courtis

Donated $1500 in 2015 and more than $9000 in 2006.

Brian Ferguson

Suzanne Fortier

Carol Anne Hilton

Donated $400 in 2015

Carol Lee

Donated $1350 between 2007 and 2009.

Christopher Ragan

Donated $1600 between 2011 and 2012.

Michael Sabia

Donated $8013 between 2004 and 2008

Angela Strange

From California, USA.

Ilse Treurnicht

Donated $1000 in 2015 and $250 in 2013

Mark Wiseman

Another missed opportunity for real change.