A few articles on eliminating electoral welfare, which I am told will soon be reintroduced. One from a grit who also wants to raise the donation limits to $5000.
I must say, I actually agree with Jedras. I think the $1100 limit is ridiculously low and I think electoral welfare needs to be eliminated.
The Montreal Gazette also calls for the elimination of electoral welfare.
Why do parties deserve public funding?
THE GAZETTE JUNE 12, 2010 4:02 AM
The next Conservative election platform will reportedly contain a promise to abolish government funding of political parties. This excellent proposal promises to generate a lively and interesting debate.
You'll recall that a ham-handed Conservative effort to slip this same change into law precipitated the Keystone Kops coalition/prorogation follies of December 2008. Opposition parties, displaying a streamlined unity they can muster on no other issue, rose like hungry sharks to defend their mouthfuls of public money: over this, though not over anything more meaningful to Canadians, they were ready to topple the government on short notice.