Media reports indicate the Harper government plans to axe the subsidy political parties currently enjoy.
If true, this would be great news.
Let's face it, this subsidy plan -- which cost taxpayers about $30 million -- is nothing but a welfare plan for politicians.
It's just plain wrong and undemocratic to force taxpayers to finance a political party. Let politicians raise their own money through voluntary contributions.
However, if the subsidy is scrapped and if politicians are forced to raise funds voluntarily, then the government must also do away with current finance contribution laws which severely limit what individuals can contribute to political parties.
These limits are nothing but a limit on free political speech and hamper the ability of political parties to raise funds.
It's time to make the process fair for everybody, politicians and taxpayers.