The NDP have introduced a motion to give a taxpayer funded rebate to political parties for their candidates and party expenses.
The motion was introduced before the ironically named “Ethics and Accountability Committee” by Bolivarian Super Fan and Rapper for the Revolution, NDP MLA Rod Loyola. It will give any party reaching a threshold of 10% of the vote a full 50% rebate on their election expenses. Paid for by you.
The NDP are so hung up on the legislature making big decisions that they are willing to sue to overturn PPA contracts they worry were drafted in secret. Yet NDP have passed this motion in the dead of summer in a committee away from the scrutiny of the Legislative Assembly. Clearly, the NDP don't really believe in transparency.
But there is more at play here. The NDP are having a fundraising crisis.
The Wildrose Party, out-fundraised the NDP in the last quarter by $100,000. The NDP are rightly worried about the Wildrose war chest so they’re looking at backdoor ways to get around their inability to fundraise their way out of a wet paper bag.
Here’s hoping the NDP get less than 10% of the vote in the next election. They’ve taken enough of our money already.