EDITORIAL – Taxpayers shouldn’t have to subsidize political campaigns

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

IT REALLY IS hard to know who to cheer for in Victoria these days.

The NPD government is ending the so-called “Wild West” days of campaign financing in British Columbia.

However, taxpayers will have to pay through the nose to make it happen.

On the face of it, the NDP deserves kudos for curtailing corporate, union and foreign financing of election campaigns, something the Liberals only came onside with when they were on the verge of defeat.


About Mel Rothenburger (6189 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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