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Impolitical: Tory expense fun, it’s not just for the Senate

Ahoy Tory riding associations!

Canadian Press follows the dollar trail to show us how political donation limits are playing out in Canada: “Eye-popping Tory riding war chests raise eyebrows.” This is something we have known for a bit but it’s nice to see reporting on it today in the wake of the Mike Duffy . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Tory expense fun, it’s not just for the Senate

Impolitical: Tory expense fun, it’s not just for the Senate

Ahoy Tory riding associations! Canadian Press follows the dollar trail to show us how political donation limits are playing out in Canada: “Eye-popping Tory riding war chests raise eyebrows.” This is something we have known for a bit but it’s nice to s… . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Tory expense fun, it’s not just for the Senate

Impolitical: NDP and Conservatives cooperating to "screw" Liberals?

From John Ivison’s column last night: Nathan Cullen, the NDP House leader, and Peter Van Loan, his government counterpart, have apparently been having productive discussions about passage of C-21, the political loans accountability act, which would, among other things, tighten rules on leadership candidates walking away from loans.

The legislation is intended to address . . . → Read More: Impolitical: NDP and Conservatives cooperating to "screw" Liberals?

Impolitical: Following the money

The big news of the past 24 hours in Canadian politics: “Del Mastro donors offer to trade details on alleged reimbursement scheme for immunity.” Donors who say they were reimbursed for contributions they made to Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro’s 2008 election campaign have offered to speak to Elections Canada if given immunity from prosecution.

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Impolitical: New troubling allegations on Del Mastro 2008 campaign

“Employees linked to cousin’s company each gave $1,000 to Dean Del Mastro campaign.” Bravo to Postmedia for pursuit of this story. But three donors to Del Mastro’s campaign or riding association, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say they were asked to make $1,000 donations and were reimbursed by Deltro for the full amount . . . → Read More: Impolitical: New troubling allegations on Del Mastro 2008 campaign

Impolitical: All the Conservatives’ corporate-like donations

Well, what else would you call this happy set of events? Those SNC-Lavalin execs sure are of a like-mind politically. They all donate to the same two riding associations in Quebec too. So happenstance!

A big Conservative winner from the series of donations, of course, ethics poster boy, Christian Paradis with $30,000 transferred into . . . → Read More: Impolitical: All the Conservatives’ corporate-like donations