Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It Can't Happen Here

It's amazing how the media can lament the role of money in U.S. politics, but ignore the same thing when it happens right here in Canada.

Numerous carpenters’ unions have given close to $1 million in total donations to Ontario Liberal Party and its riding associations,” said Jackson. “No wonder Dalton McGuinty hasn’t said a word about the Ontario PCs’ proposals to curb this kind of activity, despite growing public support for our Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets discussion paper.”

I predict that somehow, we're not going to have journalists digging into this story the way they did with the robocalls or anything Bev Oda did. I don't think this is going to get the same amount of attention as Preston Manning's donation to Carleton University did, either.

I have a theory: Dalton McGuinty owes his electoral success to the fact that people are willing to look the other way when something like this happens, so that they don't get a Conservative government.

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