Friday, September 14, 2007

Oh, Barry...

Lots of media this week around Barry Erskine's surprise resignation from Council. It's been a great opportunity to shine a light on one of our major issues: campaign finance reform.

Here are a couple of stories from the Herald:

On the resignation.

On campaign finance rules.

The best part of this last one is where a donor, related to the development industry, refers to the "return on investment" of their donation, inadvertently proving our point that there is a quid pro quo system in place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your argument is actually wrong. There is no implication of a quid pro quo at all just like there is no quid pro quo when you invest money.

Perhaps there is an expectation of something beneficial coming your way but that expectation falls far short of a quid pro quo.