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The political impact of the ethnic vote scandal

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Kootenay East MLA and Ministery oif Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Bill Bennett (Courtesy CBC)

It's been a bad couple of weeks for the Christy Clark liberal government on the cusp of a provincial election.

The proposed ethnic outreach plan keeps on misfiring and exploding in the government's barracks.

A report tabled Thursday found abuse of government resources for political gains and the use of private emails to hide what was going on.
  
It follows a report last week by Freedom of Information Commissioner Elizabeth Dunham stating this B.C. government has a culture of "oral" communication that makes it very difficult to fulfill Freedom of Information requests.

We take two looks at this story, first from Wolf Depner, a political scientist at UBC Okanagan.

And then Chris Walker speaks with the M.L.A. for Kootenay East and the Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett.

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