Political parties have to fundraise, we all get that. And I for one don’t want to return to the per vote subsidy, where taxpayers funded political operations directly.
But the current tactics being used by the Liberals are kinda sketchy, raise plenty of ethical questions and make the government look like they are for sale, and cheap.
The current donation limit is $1500. Are you going to buy a change in government policy for that kind of money? No.
But WATCH my special report what that kind of money can buy.
Both the Globe and the reliably left wing publication The Tyee have reported on the story of Chinese-Canadian businessman Miaofei Pan, who dined with China’s premier and then hosted 80 people at his home at $1500 a head.
Pan says he discussed the need for Chinese investment including in senior care. Why is that important?
Because the Trudeau government is currently reviewing a proposal that would see a Chinese company make a massive investment in a chain of British Columbia retirement and nursing homes, making the Chinese company a major player in the delivery of health care in that province…
And of course we can’t forget the guy who wanted approval for a new bank, went to the Liberal fundraiser attended by the PM, donated $200,000 to the Trudeau Foundation and then spent $50,000 to erect a statue of Pierre Trudeau.
If you think this stinks to high heaven, you are right. It does.
It is cash for access and it has no business in our politics.