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Record Feb. 2/07 -
RIM execs among top donors to Liberals
...For 2004 to 2006, Liberal organizations have disclosed $28,623.06 in donations from RIM, while the PCs have only reported $2,301.99 in financial support from the company. Riding-association records from 2005 and 2006 are still incomplete.
Lazaridis' financial support for the provincial Liberals shows up the same year he served as chair of the party's annual Heritage Dinner, an $800-a-plate gala that raises more than $1 million.
Lazaridis sat at the head table with Premier Dalton McGuinty at last March's dinner.
Eighteen days later, McGuinty announced the government would provide $50 million in funding for each of two of Lazaridis' pet projects: the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing.