September 20, 2017

Horgan's first flip-flop: Taxpayers now funding BC political parties

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Despite the NDP’s promises to reform the flawed and outdated political fundraising and campaign finance laws, now that they’re in power, we’re headed for something far worse. 

While we will get a ban on corporate and union donations and a $1,200 cap on individual donations, ALL taxpayers will now be subsidizing BC political parties and BC elections.

Watch as I explain why this is a complete flip flop for Horgan who promised that his changes would not include the taxpayer subsidizing elections.

Horgan was even on record telling Radio NL in Kamloops back in January that individuals, not the taxpayer would be financing elections under the NDP.

In the end, we can mark this down as Horgan's first big lie, but it’s really Andrew Weaver and the Green Party who are benefiting from this change the most since they stand to receive $2.82M in tax dollars over the next four years.

This is such a slap in the face to taxpayers. We essentially have the NDP bribing their Green Party partners with tax dollars in order to keep their agreement steady.

But we're also in mid-September with the NDP having had power for a few months now. If this issue was as important as the NDP made it out to be why did it take this long to introduce changes?

Well, that's because Premier Horgan had to squeeze in his own cash for access fundraisers before the new rules were implemented.

Anyone who believed Andrew Weaver or John Horgan would do politics differently were swiftly duped.

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commented 2017-09-21 15:29:02 -0400
No surprise, no surprise!
Just for the record, and although I was NOT enamored with Clarke and her Liberals, I did NOT vote for the NDP, never did, never will.
I did not ever like the crook Horgan, and he is a crook.
I can never say anything nice about the Green Party. Just mentioning their name is enough.
What I cannot fathom is how many stupid people voted for the NDP and allowed this to happen, after seeing what Alberta is going through not to mention the BS we in BC went through the last time the NDP were in power. It is unbelievable how stupid people are and how many stupid people exist.
Are these the same A-holes that voted for the Rotten Potato, that Penis nosed jerk we have as a PM?
This world is indeed going insane, and the few sane people left seem to all be here on the Rebel. We are a species bound for extinction. I hope there are some wise scientists out there that recognize our dwindling numbers and come up with a plan to help us stave of our steady decline into oblivion.
commented 2017-09-21 11:49:13 -0400
The last time the NDP ran BC was in the 1990’s and ambitious people and their investment dollars could run to Alberta. Now Alberta has the same Political Disease as BC.
We are trapped,along with Trudeau’s Immigrants on Welfare Policies, no place to go.
commented 2017-09-21 10:58:33 -0400
Typical lying commie.what a joke. Greens join ndp to oust Clark and now we have a bloody communist running the show. I’m no liberal but with no conservative party to speak of libs are definitely the lesser evil. Has a ndp premier ever led a province to prosperity? The cost of living here is already ridiculous now were gonna be broke too. Just wait and see the damage 4 years of ndp will do. We are screwed.
commented 2017-09-21 10:20:55 -0400
SPACE MOOSE….Wake up buddy. Winston Churchill would have a rough time in BC, demographics for conservatism in that province are not favourable. If you took out the southwest 1/4 of the province you would be singing a different tune.

As for the electoral choice made by Lotusland, call me in four years and present your balance sheet please. Even Supreme Leader Justin the Stooge, with his self balancing budgets, won’t be able to explain the plight, The lower mainland is well on the way to implosion, real estate fiasco in the making, inner city squalor etc and I somehow don’t see green Gregor and St. Suzuki saving the day. 4 years, balance sheet….in my estimation…not good. Leave it to the dippers with the assist going to the asinine Andrew Weaver. Bon Chance!
commented 2017-09-21 09:49:56 -0400
It was nice knowin’ ya Beautiful BC…

Dirty, stinkin’ commie scum!
commented 2017-09-21 08:24:11 -0400
Its what communists do.
commented 2017-09-21 04:09:01 -0400
I blame the conservatives for being so inept at politics in BC. They make the Manitoba conservatives look smart.
commented 2017-09-21 01:29:33 -0400
Same old NDP! No matter where they’re elected. Christopher, you’re a journalist, why don’t you confront Horgan with that statement he made on radio? Just got elected & already so much destruction as you’ve reported. Voters must be mad to elect that party. Just goes to show you that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.
commented 2017-09-20 22:29:19 -0400
Christie Clark left 2 billion in the bank; I’m sure Horgan has gone through that by now.
Wait until they start hiring, i don’t believe that there is enough room in Victoria for new buildings full of new Government people.