Here in British Columbia, a provincial Conservative Party leadership candidate has put forth a proposal to ban political contributions from corporations and unions.
I think it is a great idea.
We are going to have a provincial election sometime soon, but the Conservatives don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of forming the next provincial government.
I think individual contributions are the only fair way to fund these political parties. Corporate interests have a way of running roughshod over people and they can wield a lot of power with their money. But government should be for the people and by the people, not organizations.
And we wouldn’t be wasting so much of our economic output on these elections.
I don’t think there is anything in the constitutions of Canada or the US which would prevent such a proposal. Corporations and unions don’t actually have rights do they?