Th Sun has a good editorial on ending electoral welfare. The federal government basically subsidizes a separatist party. Let everyone work to get donations.
After winning his second election in 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nearly committed political suicide when he attempted to financially cut off his opponents at the knees.
Following a little political brinksmanship on all sides, he stepped back from plans to get political parties off the dole.
It's time that decision gets revisited.
While the national parties brought in millions in donations in the three months leading up to summer -- $4.1 million for the Tories and $2.4 million for the Grits and the NDP combined -- the Bloc Quebecois scraped together just $80,000.
Yep, the separatists that got the support of nearly 40% of Quebec voters in the last federal election couldn't even manage to bring in $100,000 in the last quarter.
But they needn't worry, because we're supporting them to the tune of 90% of the money they brought in that period, nearly $700,000.
Canadian taxpayers are covering 90% of a separatist party's revenue, and the Liberals and NDP were prepared to bring down the government over ending that?
Who's fooling who here? This is nothing more than robbery under the guise of fairness