Thursday, November 22, 2012
Gateway Casino donated $24,500 to Diane Watts campaign in 2011
I stand all amazed. The Vancouver Province ran a profound article in today’s paper with two headlines in the printed edition. The first headline reads: “Donations won’t sway votes: Watts.” The second headline reads: “Casino backers chip in election contributions to Surrey First of $24,500 in 2011.” We could stop right there. Nothing else needs to be said. Except there’s more.
So Gateway Casinos want to build a Gambling Megatropolis in Surrey that will inadvertently be a haven for organized crime. Last year the casino made a huge donation to Dianne Watts campaign. This is Doug McCallum times a thousand. Then Diane Watts has the audacity to say those political contributions won’t sway votes on city council. That’s not very intelligent or honest.
The article also refers to the shady Bob Cheema. What on earth is Diane Watts doing with Gordon Campbell’s bagman? That is distressing and disappointing. No wonder she was so comfortable with Christy Clark and Kevin Falcon at the George Bush summit in Surrey. The article clearly opens the door to Pandora’s box on the Surrey First secret society and their conflicted development corporation that has zero public accountability.
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