LAR wrote:What's the Cole's Notes version of this anyway?
Taxpayers give them money for their leadership campaigns but they have to pay it back because they didn't get 10% of the votes?
It's unbelievable they can each spend hundreds of thousands of other people's dollars and accomplish nothing. OK it's believable but maddening.
OTTAWA - A former head of Elections Canada says it's more important to have people running for office than it is to chase down past candidates who have outstanding campaign debts.
Jean-Pierre Kingsley was responding to reports that in the past 20 years, Elections Canada hasn't prosecuted any candidates for failing to pay back campaign debts with a prescribed period of time.
Kingsley, who served as chief electoral officer between 1990 and 2007, said Wednesday that candidates - especially those running for fringe parties or as independents - deserve a little leniency because they're making a "statement for democracy."
(Warning)In allowing the bill to pass second reading — approval in principle of a bill before a committee studies it prior to a final vote — the NDP argued that the Conservatives were willing to let this bill languish on the legislative agenda and milk every opportunity to skewer the Liberals for being in violation of campaign financing laws.
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