The Conservatives are better at raising money from Canadians. So Trudeau is cutting the amount that can be spent during the campaign.
The Trudeau Liberals have made a big deal about their new election ‘reform’ bill.
They’re claiming it will somehow help the integrity of the system, yet it seems their true goal is to damage their opponents and give themselves a boost.
Not only does the bill leave open some loopholes that could be used by foreign organizations to give money to groups in Canada attempting to sway the election and increase the amount that so-called ‘third-party’ groups can advertise, the bill cuts the amount that parties can spend during the campaign, something that will hurt the Conservatives the most.
The Conservatives regularly raise the most money from a large array of donors, as they rely less than the Liberals on a few well-connected elites.
But, that grassroots support is seen as a threat to the Trudeau Liberals, and they’re using the power of the federal government to basically rig the system.
As noted by the Hill Times, “Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, will also establish a spending limit for at least two months before a federal election, which could push parties flush with cash to start running campaign-style ads earlier than in the past, said Yaroslav Baran, a political consultant, pundit, and former Conservative campaign communications director.”
The report notes that while the Trudeau Liberals narrowly outspent the Conservatives in the 2015 election, they have fallen far behind the Conservatives since then, being out-raised by almost $16 million between 2015 and 2017.
Plus, “The Conservatives nearly doubled the Liberals’ fundraising in the first quarter of 2018, raking in $6-million in donations compared to $3.3-million for the Liberals, and $1.4-million for the NDP.”
While the government is using talking points saying the spending limits are about “fairness,” the Hill Times points out that “Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, said eliminating the escalator is an attempt by the Liberals to reduce a potential Conservative spending advantage during a long campaign. “This is an attempt to cut back on that,” said Prof. Wiseman.”
Trudeau rigging the system
It comes down to this: Justin Trudeau is realizing that the more he angers Canadians, the more people are donating to his political opponents in an effort to defeat him. So, rather than listen to the Canadian people and make some changes, he’s rigging the political system to hurt his opponents and benefit himself.
It’s the latest manifestation of Justin Trudeau’s anti-democratic attitude, and Canadians across the political spectrum should by disturbed by it.
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