Despite the NDP’s promises to reform the flawed and outdated political fundraising and campaign finance laws, now that they’re in power, we’re headed for something far worse.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