Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tory Card

Got another letter from the federal Conservative Party of Canada.

Last time the party sent me a 2008 Harper Calendar; this time I received a "2008 Sustaining Donor Card."

This card, says the letter, is sent annually to recognize the Party's "key donors", which means
it doesn't take much to qualify as a "key donor" since I have not sent the Conservatives a dime this year.

Anyway, I am supposed to carry this card around with me as a reminder of the "critical role" I have played in "helping Prime Minister Harper and our Conservative Party."

Yeah right.

My wallet is already overflowing with cards -- credit card, debit card, library card, SIN card, Health Card, Air Miles card -- why should I stick in a Sustaining Donor Card?

Unless, of course, as a "Sustaining Donor" this card entitles me to discounts at stores, free passes into movie theatres and a special GST exemption.

I'll give it a try.


Anonymous said...

Good luck with that.

Maybe they sent it as an exercise in irony...

Monkey Loves to Fight said...

I've received the several letters from the Liberals asking for donations. I gave them a $50 donation this year and that is what they will get each year. If a party wishes to be successful it needs to rely on small donations from many, not large donations from a few.

Anonymous said...


I actually agree.

I think that you have played a "critical role" for President Harper... quite literally so.

And if you ask me, he has quite richly deserved it!