Comments:Freakinoldguy: Maybe it's time the Conservative Goverment restaffed elections canada with semi honest people. It's things like this that disgusts people unless of course you're one of those special ones whose politics favor the end justifying the means method of electioneering, legality be damned.
But but but the Conservatives did __________________________.
TheFonz: Ezra Levant? Really?
Smacle: More of the story.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/201 ... laint.html
Curtman: This is not a parallel to the robocall scandal as indicated in the article. It's a parallel to the in-and-out scheme that the Conservatives invented.
What was the fine? Zip. Repay the money. So why would it be different for the NDP?
At least the NDP didn't waste millions of tax dollars fighting about it in court.
I think that article is more pointing out the difference in public outcry and notoriety of the scandal than the actual punishments.
The 2 scandals aren't even comparable. NDP was raising clearly illegal money from unions while the Conservatives looked for a loophole to spend more of their legally raised money. The conservatives scandal was much more debatable and pointed out how stringent Canadian laws are on election spending. I still don't see why you aren't allowed to spend the money that you've fairly raised...
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