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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Political Donations ~ What gives?

Its time to end political donations from corporations and unions.

Today a report was released by the Conservation Voters of B.C. The report argues that businesses and unions have too much influence, because there are no limits to political donations.

I agree. It is time to end this practice, corporations and unions are not voters and have too much to gain by donating. At the least we are filled with the picture of conflict if not outright conflict existing.

Carole James the leader of the NDP has pledged to bring forward legislation to ban all corporate and trade union donations to political parties. Where do the BC Liberals stand on this? They haven't said much, but then again, they received 74% of their funds from corporations. The NDP received 14% from unions last year.

More at CBC Vancouver.

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