The Liberals say former Liberal Party lawyer Craig Munroe is 'eminently qualified' to sit on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board and his appointment followed the government's merit-based approach.
Craig Munroe, top left beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Christina Topp, Liberal Party senior director of fundraising and other Liberal Party insiders in May 2016. Others pictured, clockwise from right, include: Suzanne Cowan (in red), 2015 campaign advertising director; Rob Silver, husband to Mr. Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford and a former Liberal pundit; Ontario chapter president Tyler Banham; Sachit Mehra, Winnipeg Liberal board member; beside Liberal spokesman Braeden Caley. Photography courtesy of Facebook
A former president of the Liberal Party’s B.C. chapter who has donated $30,000 to the party since 2004 was appointed to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority this month.
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