Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Learning from Joe Volpe

I have an op-ed in today's National Post which takes a look at loopholes Liberal leadership candidates are jumping through in the quest for dollars.

My point is simple: Campaign finance laws which restrict politicial contributions don't make for purer politics.

Just look at the Liberal race which features political donations from children and fishy "loans" from friends and family.

A better plan would be to scrap limits and let voters judge for themselves whether politicians are being corrupted by their financiers.

You can read my article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, sunshine is the best disinfectant when it comes to politics. But in addition to scrapping any and all contribution limits, there should also be a public, up-to-date, Internet-accessible, searchable database of all contributors and the amounts involved. Transparency!