Wife of CBC’s Legislative Reporter caught participating in Liberal scandal

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In December 2011, a BC blogger filed a complaint with CBC’s Ombudsman Kirk Lapointe for an obvious conflict of interest of reporter Stephen Smart’s wife Rebecca Scott, working for BC Liberal leader Christy Clark (see here) and when Lapointe ruled that it indeed was a conflict, the CBC brass pointedly decided to ignore his ruling which was applauded by Smart’s Media Party buddies (see here).

It has now been discovered that Scott was involved in one of the BC Liberals scams of using taxpayers’ money for blatant political purposes:

Threatened on the right flank by a resurgent centre-right party, members of Christy Clark’s office enlisted the services of other government staff at the B.C. legislature to form a B.C. Conservative attack team, The Province has learned.

Team members included a research officer with government caucus, several ministerial assistants, staff at the Premier’s Office and a corporate director of strategic planning for Government Communications and Public Engagement.

The team was under the direction of Dimitri Pantazopoulos, a former principal secretary to Premier Clark who is now on contract with the B.C. Liberal Party, and chaired by Sam Oliphant, then a research officer with government caucus, The Province has learned.

Many of those identified in the private emails have since changed their positions. The following is a list of who was included and their positions at the time of the August and September 2011 emails:

Rebecca Scott, communications co-ordinator and deputy press secretary in the Office of the Premier. (see here)

Please tell me how the CBC will report on the wife of their top BC journalist being caught actively participating in an illegal activity.

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