Rod Loyola, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, is trying to defend his motion to have Alberta taxpayers fund the NDPs next election campaign.
Last week Loyola introduced a motion before the Ethics and Accountability committee that would see Alberta taxpayers foot the bill for 50% of any party's campaign expenses if they achieve 10% of the vote total.
Loyola penned an article in the Lamont Leader, explaining his party’s greed and sense of entitlement to money Albertans just aren't willing to donate to the NDP on their own.
The crux of Loyola’s op-ed article is that since campaign reimbursement happens at the federal level cash strapped Albertans should be doing it now provincially. He accused Brian Jean and Jason Kenney of taking advantage of that federal reimbursement on their campaigns when they were both federal MPs under Stephen Harper.
But what Loyola left out of his half witted attempt to smear these two MPs was history.
Watch my video to find out how that federal campaign finance law Loyola thinks is justification for his motion, came to be. It had nothing to do with the Conservatives.
If the best excuse the NDP have to use taxpayer money to subsidize their election campaign is that someone else did it too, they really have no good excuse at all.